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All About Derbyshire by Edward Bradbury, 1884.*
Eighteenth and nineteenth century tour guides about Matlock Bath and Matlock
 
Chapter XXI

MATLOCK, Platinotype Photograph of High Tor.


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A Platinotype of High Tor

R. Keene's Platinotype view of High Tor is the frontispiece (opposite the title page) of Bradbury's "All About Derbyshire". Platinotype was a process of photographic printing in platinum-black. Platinum-black is a fine powder consisting of platinum in a finely divided state.


*Transcribed by Ann Andrews in July 2007 from:
Bradbury, Edward (1884) "All about Derbyshire." With sixty illustrations by W.H.J. Boot, J.S. Gresley, W.C. Keene, L.L. Jewitt, G. Bailey, J.A. Warwick, R. Keene, and others. Simpkin Marshall, London : Richard Keene, All Saints', Derby
With my grateful thanks to Jane Steer who provided photocopies of her book for me to OCR.
Image scans Copyright Jane Steer and intended for personal use only.

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Johnson Mathay's page about Platinum Black - for the scientists.