NY: E.& H.T. Anthony & Co., 1873. Eighth ed., enlarged, improved, and illustrated with numerous woodcuts. 8vo., xvi , 573 pp., (12) pp. index, adverts., with folding chart frontispiece, illustrations in text. Gilt and blind-decorated cloth. Spine repaired with original gilt-titled cloth laid-down. Edges rubbed, some staining to cloth, else very good. Item #26598
Dr. Towler was the editor of HUMPHREY'S JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY and other works on photography. The SILVER SUNBEAM was his best manual and the most often used of its day, going through nine editions. The contributors included the following: Blanquart-Evard, John W. Draper, M. Carey Lea, R.J. Fowler, et al.