NY: Joseph H. Ladd, 1864. First edition. 8vo., xviii-351, (1) pp., (25) pp. adverts (possibly lacking one leaf of adverts), with folding chart. The blind-decorated cloth is showing light wear at extremities. Old dampstain on the front and rear covers and the first 50 pages and last few leaves of adverts. Else; a good copy. Item #18701
Dr. Towler was the editor of HUMPHREY'S JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY and other works on photography. The SILVER SUNBEAM was his best manual and the most often used of its day, going through nine editions. The contributors included the following: Blanquart-Evard, John W. Draper, M. Carey Lea, R.J. Fowler, et al.