WARNING DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK IF YOU WANT TO KEEP
YOUR COLLECTION SMALL.
Guaranteed to increase your collector's wish list, empty your pocket and get on personal terms with the parcel delivery service. This is a must have book for all collectors of subminiature cameras.
|Michael Pritchard, Spy Camera: A Century of
Detective and Subminiature Cameras,
ISBN: 1 874485 00 3
© Classic Collection Publications
It covers some of the cameras (about 400) that were sold at the "recent" (1991) Christie's subminiature auction from the collection of David Lawrence.
A well-illustrated tour -- by country -- of different, interesting, unusual subminiature cameras. Does not discuss technique, but is a must for collectors of subminiature cameras with the superb photos and potted history of some seldom seen cameras. Oddly Minox cameras are classified as 'disguised' cameras without showing any Minox camera hidden in books or brushes. The auction included a full set of Minolta 16 cameras, but only the Konan is illustrated in the book.
Sample pages at :
|Part I -- CAMERAS BY COUNTRY (Austria, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, USA, USSR, Various Countries)
Part II -- DISGUISED CAMERAS ( Minox, Vanity case, Ring, Binoculars, Radio, Watch, Cigarette, Matchbox, Lighter, Gun, Pen, Various disguised cameras).
New copies of this book can be found for 50USD and have regularly sold in 2004 for £22 on Ebay.
|Photo Deal III/95 page 15 (German)||The Journal - New England Journal of Photographic History Issues 1 & 2 1993|
Last updated 11th October 2010