London: Virtue Brothers, 1863. First English language edition. 12mo., 137 pp., 4, 7, over 100 b&w wood engravings. Publisher's cloth over flexible boards, blind and embossed with printed label affixed to front. Recased with a new spine, endpapers and spine label. Kodak Research Library stamp on title page and Camera Club on the front label. Very good. Item #25957
Although there is mention of optics and other aspects of the science of photography, this is primarily a text on producing and coating sensitized collodion, variations of collodion (e.g. collodio-albumen) exposing, processing, intensifying and varnishing them as well as solving problems with imperfect results.
Gernsheim INCUNABULA OF PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERATURE No. 883. Roosens and Salu No. 4239.