New York: Scovill Manufacturing Co., 1877. First American edition. 8vo., xvi, 326 pp., 24 adverts, frontispiece portrait and over 77 illustrations in text. Errata slip. Blind-embossed and gilt-titled original cloth which is lightly worn at the spine ends, with mild foxing to the preliminary leaves to the title page; else a very good copy. Item #26366
An exceptional history which intersperses the practical with the historical and includes chapters on Daguerre and Niépce, preparations, operations and procedures, photomicrography, instruments, stereoscopes, photomechanical applications, formulas and imaginatively illustrated.
Translated and edited by John Thomson, the author of ILLUSTRATIONS OF CHINA AND ITS PEOPLE and STREET LIFE IN LONDON, among others. Roosen and Salu No. 6557 for French and English editions.