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Stereo Views: An Illustrated History and Price Guide Paperback – May, 1991
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John Waldsmith is a full-time dealer in antique graphics. He is co-founder and vice president of the National Stereoscopic Association and has written extensively on antique graphics for a variety of periodicals. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Tru-Vue films and View-Master reels and viewers for all three.
Volume one is filled with an array of information of the history of views
and some of the leading photographers and publishers.
The chapter on care and condition is most beneficial
to be aware of the conditions of what isn't worth collecting and/or has little value.
This 271 page book also contains a value guide current for 1991.
I've found it difficult to locate items in this book
the lay-out could be much more user friendly.
But there aren't many books on this subject, so I am very pleased own a copy.
FOOTNOTE" Amazon's 'brain' thinks vol 1 & 2 are the same so here's comments for vol 2 also.
I have since purchased Volume two of this same book.
There IS much repeated there, but there's also enough new material added to make it worth buying.
And it contains up-dated values for 2002.
Repeated here is the basic information of stereoscopic views ~
Tru-Vue film and View Master reels and viewers for all three.
Again here is the important information on evaluating condition and values of items.
Volume one is 271 pages ~ volume two is 326.
Clearly this volume has added a significant amount of additional information to warrant it's purchase.
And volume two has up-dated values for 2002
Still I find the lay-out of this volume somewhat difficult ~ just as the lay-out of vol one is.
Especially in the stereoscope chapters, I often have to look page by page to find a view
because of some confusing category titles.
With that said ~ this is still an authoritative and must have book for a collector.
Very poor optical content (B&W photos without any significant use).
In other words, this is a sample of a book that I will never recomend for someone to buy.