Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1876. First edition. 8vo., 74 pp., plus 2 leaves with 3 plates, 2 of which are in color. Original decorative paper wrappers. Scattered foxing, wrappers creased, slight soil. The title page bears the stamp of the Paris distributor. A good copy. Housed in a new quarter tree calf and cloth clamshell box with morocco label on spine. Item #26174
The first part presents a history and describes the first experiments in photolithography. The rest of the book is devoted to processes and formulas. The first plate is a two page photolithographic facsimile of an engraving by Albrecht Dürer; the two color plates are examples of chromolithography.
Roosens and Salu No. 8288. OCLC locates several holdings for the microform and internet resource copies, with only Die Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart and Bibliotheque National de France holding original copies.