NY: Joseph H. Ladd, 1869. Sixth ed. 8vo., xv, 518 (1) pp., adverts., illustrations in text. Newly bound in paper over boards with paper labels affixed to front and spine. Dampstaining throughout, several pages have large closed tears which have been repaired; previous owner's name and some childish scribbling on one page. Item #28098
Dr. Towler was the editor of HUMPHREY'S JOURNAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY and other works on photography. The SILVER SUNBEAM was his best manual and the most often used of its day, going through nine editions. The contributors included the following: Blanquart-Evard, John W. Draper, M. Carey Lea, R.J. Fowler, et al.