Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, Gendre et Successeur de Bachelier, . First edition. 8vo., xvi, 296 pp., charts and tables. Original printed stiff wrappers. Chipping to edges of wrappers, pages and wear to spine; light scattered. A good copy, housed in a new clamshell box of linen with a paper spine label. Item #25954
Charles Louis Barreswil, 1817 - 1870, studied chemistry under Jules Pelouze, and later directed his laboratory, working with Claude Bernard. After 1849, his interests moved from physiological chemistry to those applied to industry and photography. Alphonse Davanne (1824 - 1912) was trained as a chemist, and by 1852, his attention was exclusively devoted to photographic chemistry. In 1854, he was a founding member of the Société Française de Photographie. In 1852, Barreswil, with Lerebours and Lemercier, successfully produced halftone photolithographs in a portfolio of architectural views, the first portfolio to use the halftone lithographic process.
The definitive volume to date on photographic chemistry, photographic papers, plates, the collodion and albumen processes, as well as photomechanical processes, including the halftone lithographic method. This proved to be a popular encyclopedia of photographic chemistry and went through four editions, with the last in 1864.
Roosens and Salu No. 1835. Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 73.