London: John Weale, 1854. First English language edition. 12mo., xii; 108 pp., 10 b&w wood engravings in text. Cloth over flexible boards, embossed in blind, with a rubbed printed label affixed to front cover. Bookseller label affixed to verso of the front cover; conservation to spine, Slight offsetting to the fly and title page, likely from a once inserted clipping, otherwise very good. Housed in new clamshell box of linen and pastepaper over boards with spine label. Item #25966
Translated from the Leipzig first edition of 1853 by G,L. Strauss. In addition to daguerreotype and talbotypes, the author describes processes of vitrotype and anthotype (photography with vegetable juices), and photolithography. A practical manual for a recent practitioner.
Roosen & Salu No. 6658; Gernsheim INCUNABULA No. 724.