A GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHY:; CONTAINING SIMPLE AND CONCISE DIRECTIONS FOR OBTAINING VIEWS, PORTRAITS, &C., BY THE CHEMICAL AGENCY OF LIGHT INCLUDING THE MOST RECENT AND IMPROVED PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COLLODION POSITIVES AND NEGATIVES,... CALOTYPE AND WAXED PAPER PROCESSES... COLLODIO-ALBUMEN, OR DRY GLASS PROCESS... STEREOSCOPIC PICTURES, &C. &C. W. H. Thornthwaite, William Henry.

A GUIDE TO PHOTOGRAPHY:; CONTAINING SIMPLE AND CONCISE DIRECTIONS FOR OBTAINING VIEWS, PORTRAITS, &C., BY THE CHEMICAL AGENCY OF LIGHT INCLUDING THE MOST RECENT AND IMPROVED PROCESSES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF COLLODION POSITIVES AND NEGATIVES,... CALOTYPE AND WAXED PAPER PROCESSES... COLLODIO-ALBUMEN, OR DRY GLASS PROCESS... STEREOSCOPIC PICTURES, &C. &C.

London: Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., and Horne and Thornthwaite, 1857. Fourteenth edition. 12mo., [iv], 65; p. [66] -68, 89-120 pp., woodcut illustrations in text, adverts. Original printed paper over boards, possibly later rebacked with cloth. Old collection and library stamps. The covers are stained and rubbed; there are small stains within. A good copy. Item #28093

This is the fourteenth edition, enlarged and revised, of one of the earliest British manuals which includes Talbot's calotype process, multiple other paper processes, as well as the latest advances.

The actual pagination of this manual is 65 pp. as called for in the index and conforms with other copies listed in OCLC. Pages [66] - 68, 89 -120 constitute Horne & Thornthwaite's Descriptive Calalogue of Scientific Instruments, dated February, 1857 [seventh edition.]

Although this manual went through multiple editions, it is rare to the market, with just one other copy currently offered for sale, by this bookseller, which contains an original manuscript addition by Hugh Welch Diamond. OCLC locates only two copies; National Library of Sweden, and University of Texas, Austin. Roosens and Salu No. 6364.

Price: $650.00