Halle a.S. W. Knapp, 1891-1892. Second edition. 8vos., [vol. I] xii, 485 pp.; [vol. II] x, 518 pp.; [vol. III] x, 496 pp.; text illustrations. Half morocco and marbled boards. Owner's neat stamp on endpapers. The second volume has occasional marginalia in ink, holographic notes on paper which have been tipped to the inner margins, and underlining in pencil. Light rubbing at the hinges, with minor repairs at the crown of two volumes. A very good set. Item #26969
The three volumes cover all aspects and application of the photographic process to date, including: apparatus for photography, photography for ladies, field work (portable outfits), sensitizing materials, extensive formulae and instructions for a multitude of printing processes, including platinum, oil, carbon, etc. Pizzighelli was the brother-in-law of H.W. Vogel with whom he invented gelatin silver chloride emulsion for printing papers. Copy of Dr. Fritz Wentzel (1877-1963), pictorialist, chemist and engineer, who made the holographic notes and marginalia. Wentzel began to make his first photographic experiments in 1890; he said his greatest ambition was to become a good amateur photographer.
Roosens and Salu No. 4253; revised and expanded from the 2 volume 1886 first edition. OCLC locates only four complete sets. Scarce.