Paris: Chez les Principaux Libraires, 1854. First separate edition (reprinted from Moniteur Universel December 11,12, and 31, 1853 and January 11,13 and 23, 1854. 8vo., 58  pp. Several leaves show staining, largely concentrated at the fore edge, with chipping to the foredge and rounding to the bottom tip; in one instance, conservation has been applied to the blank margin, there is no loss of text. Later binding of quarter calf with tips, and marbled paper over boards. Item #26235
Covers photography on glass (one of the earliest to suggest gelatin negatives) metal, and use of albumen and collodion coatings. Also, describes the photomechanical technique of Niépce, and his association with Daguerre; the processes of Talbot, Bayard and Blanquart-Evrard. are explained and include their chemical formulae.
WorldCat lists only five holdings: George Eastman House, New York Public Library, Princeton University, Bibliotheque de la France, and SCD Paris 1 with the imprint of Lerebours et Secretan. Roosens and Salu No. 8215, chronologically, the first entry under the heading Photomechanical Printing Systems / Gravure Printing (Intaglio, Photogravure). Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, fails to list this title.