Boston Public Library > Collections > Formats / Item Types > Photographs

Eadweard Muybridge's Animal locomotion : An electro-photographic investigation of consecutive phases of animal movements, 1872-1885 was published by the University of Pennsylvania in 1887. The eleven volume set consisted of 781 plates printed by the Photogravure Company of New York.

The Boston Public Library's copy of Animal locomotion is missing plates 281, 321, 345-348, 431, 529 and 551. These plates were not present when volumes were transferred to the Rare Books Department.

For further information, please contact:

Rare Books & Manuscripts Department
McKim Building, 3rd Floor
Boston Public Library
700 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
617-536-5400, ext. 2225

A copy of Muybridge's Prospectus and Catalogue of Plates is available through the Internet Archive.

Additional information about the role of the University of Pennsylvania in Muybridge's animal locomotion studies is available through the University Archives.

Vol. IX. : Horses.

Vol. IX. : Horses.

96 photos