Leipzig & Berlin: Verlagsbuchhandlung Von Otto Spamer, 1864. First German edition. 8vo., xii, 417 pp., wood engravings, 6 pp. adverts. Gilt decorated with a photographic motif and blind-stamped morocco, rebacked with a new morocco spine with label. Toned at the edges with occasional foxing. A very good copy. Item #26420
This is the first German edition of the fourth revised edition of TRAITÉ GÉNÉRAL DE PHOTOGRAPHIE, translated from the French by K. De Roth. Contains a thorough presentation of the history of photography and photomechanical reproduction; the action of light on coatings, producing sensitized coatings, optics and theory, negatives, papers, Woodburytype and photo-enameling.
Roosens and Salu No. 4239. The copy of Fritz Wentzel, pictorialist, chemist and engineer.