London: John Churchill & Sons, 1864. Seventh edition. 12mo., xvi, 594 pp., ii ads, figures in text. Original publisher's cloth which has been expertly rebacked in matching cloth, new endpapers added. A very good copy. Item #26117
Greatly expanded and revised from the first edition of 1855. This manual quickly became the standard for its time. It thoroughly covers the science of photography, light sensitive salts, coatings, processing plates, lenses, cameras binocular vision, making papers, enlarging and printing and processes such as daguerreotype, calotype, waxed paper and albumen. According to Eder "It is particularly valuable because he treated photo-chemistry exhaustively and gave an original and very useful method for the production of photographic collodion cotton..." Sipley, in PHOTOGRAPHY'S GREAT INVENTORS calls this "...the first manual of photo-chemistry." It is actually the first manual of photographic chemistry in the English language. In this edition the author rearranged the parts, a large portion rewritten, revised and enlarged.
Roosens and Salu No. 1836.