Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1879 . First edition. 12mo., 139 pp., 5 figures in text, adverts. Plain paper wrappers; front wrapper partially detached. Scattered light foxing. Lacking the 5 mounted photographic plates illustrating; monuments, works of art, furniture, inscriptions and manuscripts. Very good and unopened. First edition sheets reissued by the publisher in 1892 without the 5 photographic plates. Item #27600
An excellent manual with outstanding illustrations of field cameras and processing arrangements. Trutat, 1840 - 1910, was the director of the Muséé d'histoire naturelle de Toulouse, and photographer, geologist, and author of the most thorough work on optical projection, TRAITÉ GÉNÉRAL DES PROJECTIONS, 1897.
The first manual on archaeological photography. Roosens and Salu No. 322.