London: Ackermann & Co., 1841. First edition. Small 4to., vii, 109 pp., , 14 pp. priced adverts, frontispiece, 9 full-page plates. Original blind and gilt-stamped cloth. Two engraved plates have been mounted to the front endpapers. Occasional foxing, extremities rubbed; rebacked with the original spine laid-down; the blank paper plate guards have been removed, otherwise a better than good copy. Housed in a new quarter cloth and pastepaper clamshell box. Item #26220
Gernsheim, INCUNABULA No. 652 states, "Contains ' Sketch of the different methods of photogenic drawing', pp. 101-9." This section on photography describes three methods, ostensibly Talbot's, where an image is obtained on paper treated with nitrate or chloride of silver, Niepce's plate preparation with resins, bitumens or essential oils, and Daguerre's.