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Eadward Muybridge Collection

ANIMAL LOCOMOTIO NAN ELECTRO-PHOTOGRAPHIC INVESTIGATIO N OF CONSECUTIVE PHASES O F ANIMAL MOVEMENTS

BY

EADWEARD MUYBRIDG E

PUBLISHED

TINDER THE

AUSPICES

OF TH E

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANI A

PROSPECTU SAN D

CATALOGUE OF PLATE S

THE PLATES PRINTED BY THE PHOTO-GRAVURE COMPANY OF NEW YOR K

PHILADELPHI A 188 7 PRINTED BY J . B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY

Copyright, 1886, by

EADW EARD

M U Y BRIDGE.

ANIMAL LOCOMOTION .By EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE .PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA .

lb . EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE, : University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, U. S. A. We, the undersigned, each hereby subscribe for the number of copies written in associatio n with our respective names, of your work on ANIMAL LOCOMOTION ; each copy to contain On e Hundred Plates, as described in the prospectus ; at the subscription price of ONE HUNDRE D DOLLARS for each copy, payable upon the delivery of the work.NUMBER O F

NAMES OF SUBSCRIBERS .

COPIES OF THE WOR KSUBSCRIBED FOR .

The following blank form is intended for the use of one subscriber only . A copy thereof should be written by each additional subscriber whose name is placed on the above subscription list, filled with the necessary instructions, and forwarded with this completed form in one envelope . Thenumbers on 11w other side, through which a line is drawn, indicate the SERIAL numbers of the plates I have selected .

The total number of the PLATES selected is I have remitted on account of my subscription_

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request that you will send the plates to

SERIAL NUMBERS OF THE PLATES IN ANIMAL LOCOMOTION . Subscribers will please draw a horizontal line through the Serial Numbers of the Plates they select ; the line should be distinctly made with ink .Should the subscription list on the other side hereof contain the names of more than ONE subscriber; each additional subscriber should enclose a separate list in manuscriptof the serial numbers of the plates INDIVIDUALLY selected.

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In the event of the printed blank for th e names of subscribers having been detached from this prospectus, subscribers can send their name s and instructions entirely in manuscript ; these, an dthe be

serial numbers of the plates selected, shoul d in full, and plainly written . Copies of the catalogue of plates in ANIMAL.

LOCOMOTION,

and subscription blanks will, upo n

application, be mailed free of expense to any par t of the world .

.PROSPECTUS . I N 1878 the author of the present work published a fe w Photographs under the title of "The Horse Motion ; " these were the results of some experiments in Californi a with automatic electro-photographic apparatus, devised b y him for the purpose of demonstrating the successive phase s of Animal Locomotion . This subject had engaged his attention since 1872, when the first lateral photograph of a horse trotting at full speed was made by him . The experiments were continued in 1879 . Upon thei r termination the author became convinced that a comprehensive and systematic investigation with improve d mechanical appliances, and newly-discovered chemical ma nipulations, would demonstrate many novel facts, not onl y interesting to the casual observer, but of indisputable valu e to the artist and to the scientist. This investigatio n demanded of necessity so large an outlay of money, an d the subsequent publication in its present generous for m assumed such imposing proportions, that all publishers no t unnaturally shrank from entering the unexplored field . In this emergency The University of Pennsylvania took the prosecution of the investigation under its auspices, an d its liberal assistance has enabled the author to complete hi s work, which he hereby announces as ready for publication .THE WORK WILL BE PUBLISHED EXCLUSIVELY BY SUBSCRIPTION, AT THE PRICE OF ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS FO R EACH COPY .

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ANIMAL LOCOMOTION.ONE HUNDRED PLATES OF ILLUSTRATIONS WILL CONSTI-

TUTE A COPY OF THE WORK .

These one hundred Plates, the subscriber is entitled to select from those enumerated in the subjoined Catalogue . It is believed the description given therein of each movement will be found sufficient to enable this selection to b e made with intelligent discrimination . The 781 Plates described in the Catalogue comprise mor e than 20,000 figures of men, women, and children, animal s and birds, all actively engaged in walking, galloping, flying , working, playing, fighting, dancing, or other actions incidental to every-day life, which illustrate motion and th e play of muscles . The figures illustrating the various movements are re produced from the original negatives by the photo-gelatin e process of printing, without any attempt having been mad e to improve their pictorial effect, either in outline or detail ; or to conceal their imperfections. In the Title of the work, the term "Locomotion" i s stretched to its broadest capacity . The Plates, without margin, vary in dimensions fro m 12 inches high by 9 inches wide, to 6 inches high by 1 8 inches wide . The average area of the Plates is 108 square inches, o r about 660 square centimetres ; they are printed on line n steel-plate paper, of size 19 by 24 inches, and weight 10 0 pounds to the ream . Subscribers desiring a greater number of Plates than the one hundred for which they subscribe, will be entitle d to obtain such additions, and at the same proportionat e rate of payment ; provided they make the selection at the same time that they select the Plates for their Subscription Copy . Subscribers for two or more Copies have the right of a n independent selection of Plates for each Copy .

PROSPECTUS.

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Subscribers for six Copies of the work,that is, for 60 0 Plates,each Plate being of a di fferent serial number, wil l be entitled to the remaining 181 Plates without additiona l payment . They will thus have an impression of each on e of the 781 Plates . Each Copy of the work will be enclosed in a Portfolio . The entire collection of 781 Plates will be enclosed i n 8 Portfolios . Upon receipt of the accompanying blank, duly fille d with the necessary instructions k donaclutfershC,pybcidotewr ,andremitcofwy will be forwarded free of express charges to any part o f the United States ; the remainder of the subscription to b e paid upon delivery. Subscribers in foreign countries should, preferably, designate an agent in the United States to act in their behalf; or, they will b