Paris: Georges Masson, Libraire-Éditeur, 1876. First edition. 8vo., 104 pp., illustrated; bound with: PHOTOGRAPHIE AU CHARBON. PROCÉDÉS EXPLOITÉS ET PERFECTIONNÉS PAR AD. BRAUN & CIE., 12mo., ix, 12 pp., figures in text. Quarter morocco and marbled boards, gilt decorations and title on spine within raised bands. The instruction booklet is in the original wrappers and bears holographic notes in pencil. A fine and bright copy. Item #26160
Monckhoven's sustaining interest was toward the improvement of the carbon process, including establishing a manufactory for carbon tissue and a gelatin factory. This manual is straightforward and among the best on this process. The bound-in, abbreviated manual by Ad. Braun & Cie, is essentially a catalogue of materials for sale.
Désiré Charles Emanuel van Monckhoven (1834-1882) was a Belgian chemist and photographer; he invented an enlarger, a dry collodion process, and made improvements to the carbon print process. He was a major contributor to the literature of photography.
A scarce work, with WorldCat locating only thirteen copies worldwide.