Photographs from the collection of the Gilman Paper Company / Pierre Apraxine ; with plates by Richard Benson.

Purchased on the Charina Endowment Fund.
Foreword / Howard Gilman -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction / Pierre Apraxine -- Plates (Early French photography. Early British photography. Early American photography. Modern photography) -- Notes to the plates / Lee Marks -- Afterword / Richard Benson -- Index to the photographers.

Contains 199 mounted photo-offset lithographic reproductions.
"Rather than using the halftone screen to portray the full photographic scale from light to dark, it is used here to carry the tonal transition from one value of flat color to another. In each reproduction of this book there is at least one solid layer of ink, with no halftone dot, running through most of the tones of the picture."--P. 475.
"The text for this book is set in Monotype Bembo according to the design of Martino Mardersteig and printed under his direction at the Stamperia Valdonega in Verona, Italy. The paper is by Cartiere Fedrigoni, Verona, and the binding by the Legatoria Recalcati, Milan. The halftone negatives were made by Richard Benson who, with Thomas Palmer, printed them in Newport, R.I., on paper from S.D. Warren Company, Westbrook, Maine, and Mohawk Mills, Inc., Cohoes, N.Y. Color separations for nine plates were made by Tru-Color Inc. of Greenfield, Mass., and these plates were printed by Meriden-Stinehour Press, Meriden, Conn. This book is printed in an edition of twelve hundred copies numbered 1-1200. This is copy number ..."--Colophon.
The imprint "White Oak Press" is taken from White Oak Plantation, Jacksonville, Fla., owned by Howard Gilman.
Includes index.
Copy numbered 885/1200.