Paris: A. Gaudin, 1859. Third edition. 8vo., 600 pp., 128 illustrations on 10 folding pages, including 1chromolithograph, 5 photolithographs. Quarter morocco, marbled paper over boards, gilt on spine largely rubbed away. Some expert conservation to upper spine, slight wear at tips, modern dealer stamp on half-title, top blank corner of title clipped, contemporary marginal notes in table of contents and a few other leaves; text bright and near fine. A very good copy. Item #25943
Désiré Charles Emanuel van Monckhoven (1834-1882) was a Belgian chemist and photographer; he invented an enlarger, a dry collodion process, and made improvements to the carbon print process. He was a major contributor to the literature of photography.
This is the third, and greatly expanded and revised edition of TRAITÉ GÉNÉRAL DE PHOTOGRAPHIE...1856. It is a general treatise on the leading process since the discovery of photography, and thorough examination, with formulae, of all aspects of the collodion process. A chapter covers the photogravure processes of Fizeau, Niépce de St. Victor, Talbot, and Poitevin. The plates include examples of heliogravures, chromolithographs, and illustrations of photographic and photomechanical apparatus, totaling 128 figures.
Roosens and Salu No. 4239.