LE SCÉNOGRAPHE:; APPAREIL PHOTOGRAPHIQUE DE POCHE POUR PRENDRE DES VUES FORMAT ALBUM, DES VUES STERÉOSCOPIQUES, DES PORTRAITS, DES REPRODUCTIONS D'OBJETS QUELCONQUES, CHEZ SOI, OU EN PROMENADE ET EN VOYAGE. Le Docteur Candèze, Ernest Charles Auguste.

LE SCÉNOGRAPHE:; APPAREIL PHOTOGRAPHIQUE DE POCHE POUR PRENDRE DES VUES FORMAT ALBUM, DES VUES STERÉOSCOPIQUES, DES PORTRAITS, DES REPRODUCTIONS D'OBJETS QUELCONQUES, CHEZ SOI, OU EN PROMENADE ET EN VOYAGE

Paris: A. Loiseau Fils, 1874. First edition. 8vo., iv, 39 pp., illustrations in text. Illustrated paper wrappers. Very light foxing with one small instance of marginalia in pencil; the front wrapper is detached, chipped and soiled, and the pamphlet has a soft vertical crease. Housed in a newly made clamshell box of cloth and marbled paper over boards. Item #26138

Ernest Charles Auguste Candèze was a Belgian doctor of medicine and an entomologist and author of scientific novels. His interest in photography led him to design early folding and highly portable cameras. "Dr. Candèze's Scénographe camera, patented in France on 26 March, 1874, was one of the earliest of the panel-strut cameras. Although not designed for hand use - it came with a walking-stick tripod - it had the appearance of the later, collapsing strut cameras." (Brian Coe, CAMERAS: FROM DAGUERREOTYPES TO INSTANT PICTURES, p. 44).

Roosens and Salu No. 1500. WorldCat locates only digital files for this title.

Price: $450.00