Posted 5 years ago
Hi Everyone (again)
I just wanted to show you all this book and see if anyone knows about this author?
I know he was a pioneer in the world of photography & birds.
This particular book is dedicated to Mr Enoch Thomas, as stated in the 'Preface' - he states he could not of written the book without the help of Mr E Thomas (Enoch Thomas)
Now here are my questions
1) I would like to know more about oliver g pike and
2) Who was Enoch Thomas?
And finally, would anyone know if this is actually worth anything, for if it isn't I will give to the local Cancer Research Charity. I have done a little research on Oliver G Pike, which is how I found out about his pioneering methods of taking close up shots of birds in their natural habitat. I can only imagine HOW DIFFICULT it must of been to take such high quality photographs with the large and cumbersome camera. Apparently this guy Mr Oliver Pike invented various objects that allowed him to take such photographs, the book contains a good number of pictures, each covered in a sheet of transparent 'grease/tracing paper' to protect them
The book itself is in fantastic condition - especially as it is 107 years old.
A true collectors piece for both book collector and bird watchers.
Email Address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks in advance