In Memoriam Alan Cozens-Hardy Colman

In Memoriam Alan Cozens-Hardy Colman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 18 edition. Excerpt: ...for old age. I don't think much of the game because I am such a confounded duffer about it. I confine my amusements to shooting, fishing, tennis, and boating, and these with business at Norwich keep me out of mischief fairly well. JJ?'of g Alan took up photography when a schoolboy at Lausanne, and though in later years pressure of other claims prevented his giving much time to it, yet his interest in it never ceased. Several of the illustrations in this book are from negatives of his. He was also fond of magic lantern work, and possessing a good lantern himself he was often pressed into the service by various charities in Norwich, though less frequently than might have been the case, had he not been fearful of injuring local professionals who, he thought, would have a just ground of complaint if he supplanted them by helping Societies who could afford to pay for the hire of a lantern. His magic lantern being the apple of his eye, he did not always take kindly to the notion of lending it about for any novice to work, and sometimes had to discourage intrepid youths who--on the strength perhaps of having once looked on while a small lantern was worked--thought themselves qualified to grapple single-handed with his complicated one. One friend who wished to borrow it for a New Year's entertainment in a country village Alan gently deters as follows: Our method here is to carry the gas required for the magic lantern in copper spheres instead of India rubber bags under the very heavy pressure of 200 Ibs. per square inch. This makes them 200 times more difficult and dangerous to work. Further, when the spheres were originally made under the superintendence of our chief fireman, Mr. Durndell, we arranged that they should be made of sufficient strength and...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236487699
  • 9781236487698