Paris: Georges Masson, 1873. Sixth edition. 8vo., xvi, -400 pp., 280 wood engravings, 3 leaves of mounted photographic plates. Contemporary binding of quarter red calf, marbled paper over boards; tips and edges rubbed. Light foxing on the first few leaves. A very good copy. Item #26341
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.
This is the sixth, and greatly expanded and revised edition of TRAITÉ GÉNÉRAL DE PHOTOGRAPHIE...1856. It is a general treatise on the leading process since the discovery of photography, and thorough examination, with formulae, of all aspects of the collodion process, the carbon, Woodbury, Albertype and heliotype processes, etc. The three leaves of photographic plates are examples of retouched carbon, Woodbury and heliotype portraits.
Roosens and Salu No. 4239.