LA PHOTOGRAPHIE INSTANTANÉE: THÉORIE ET PRATIQUE. Albert Londe.

LA PHOTOGRAPHIE INSTANTANÉE: THÉORIE ET PRATIQUE.

Paris: Gauthier-Villars et Fils, 1897. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Small 8vo., xii, 212 pp., illustrated. Original decorative wrappers. A very good unopened copy. Item #26772

A comprehensive treatise on short-duration (exposure) photography, inclusive of cameras, shutters, lenses, lighting, sensitized materials and processing.

Albert Londe, 1858 - 1917, was an influential French photographer and medical researcher. He was the director of photography at the Salpétrière Hospital in Paris and worked with Jean-Martin Charcot photographing the muscular movements of the patients, some of his earliest studies of movement. His interest in instantaneous photography led him to design a twelve lens camera, coupled with his investigations in artificial lighting sources, which allowed for short duration chronophotographs on a single glass plate. Londe was also a chemist, mechanic, criminologist, a pioneer radiologist, and a member of the Société Française de Photographie.

Roosens and Salu No. 5313. OCLC locates eight copies.

Price: $200.00

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