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Auction: Pencil of Nature fascicle on eBay for £20k / closes 23 November 19.23 (GMT) (UPDATED)

If you have a spare £20,000 then one fascicle from William Henry Fox Talbot's The Pencil of Nature (1844-1846) - the first commercially published photographic book - can be yours. The fascicle is illustrated with two calotypes - including one view of Lacock Abbey, and one photogenic drawing of lace. Approximately forty complete or substantially complete copies survive. 

If you want to bid check out the lot here

UPDATE: The lot remained unsold with no bids, was re-offered and then withdrawn by the seller, suggesting a sale may have been done privately.  

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