New York: Scovill Manufacturing Company, 1886. Ninth edition. 8vo., 384 pp., figures in text, plus 38 pp. illustrated adverts. Published in full leather over flexible boards, this volume has been rebound in new leather over flexible boards utilizing the orignal marbled endpapers, titled in gilt on the spine, a.e.g. A near fine copy. Item #26300
Greatly expanded and revised from the first edition of 1855. This manual quickly became the standard for its time. It covers thoroughly covers the science of photography, light sensitive salts, coatings, processing plates, lenses, cameras binocular vision, making papers, enlarging and printing and processes such as daguerreotype, calotype, waxed paper and albumen. According to Eder "It is particularly valuable because he treated photo-chemistry exhaustively and gave an original and very useful method for the production of photographic collodion cotton..." Sipley, in PHOTOGRAPHY'S GREAT INVENTORS calls this "...the first manual of photo-chemistry." ." It is actually the first manual of photographic chemistry in the English language.
Roosens and Salu No. 1836.