Halle a.d. Saale: Wilhelm Knapp, 1913. First edition. 4to., (i), 187 pp., 7 plates and facsmiles. Printed stiff wrappers which are chipped at the foredge and along the spine with partial separation, but holding firm. Internally, a very good and unopened copy. Item #22638
A survey of early writings concerning photography, from the middle of the 16th-century into the latter part of the 18th-century, with explanations by the author as to their significance to the later "invention" of photography. Presented in the original Latin of the authors with German translation provided; contains reproductions of title pages of the works from which extracts have been taken.
The only North American holdings are found at Stanford and the Huntington.