London: John W. Parker, 1841. Fifth edition, greatly enlarged. Thick 8vo., xvi, 1470 pp., illustrated, four volumes in one with separate title pages for the four parts. Half calf and marbled boards, morocco label on spine within raised bands. Rubbed, stain on rear endpaper; rear inner hinge partially opened, else very good. Item #27646
According to J.M. Eder, in 1839 Joseph Bancroft Reade read about the solubility of silver chloride in sodium typosulfite in Brande's CHEMISTRY. This edition was published shortly after the invention of photography; it contains important information about fixation, photogenic drawings, tannic acid, and other chemicals which can be used in photography.
Gernsheim - INCUNABULA OF BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERATURE No. 875 cites Brande's 1863 edition with a chapter on photography but fails to cite this much earlier edition.
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