Swann Galleries’ auction of important photobooks & photographs announced for December 13

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NEW YORK, N.Y.- Swann Galleries’ auction of Important Photobooks & Photographs on Thursday, December 13 features beautiful and poignant images and books ranging from the earliest photographs to works by artists living and working today. The sale opens with a fine assortment of cased images and prints from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, which includes Andrew J. Russell’s magnificent United States Military Rail Road Photographic Album, with 107 albumen prints depicting the railroads, battlefields and landscapes of the Civil War, 1863-64 (estimate: $50,000 to $75,000); a group of 10 plates of birds from Eadweard Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion, collotypes, 1887 ($5,000 to $7,500 for the set); and a first edition of Edwin Hale Lincoln’s lavishly illustrated Wild Flowers of New England Photographed from Nature, a complete set with 400 platinum prints, and one of about 50 copies of the self-publish