London: John Churchill, 1859. Fifth edition. 12mo., xvi, 516 pp., figures in text. The blank upper corner of half-title replaced; Publisher's cloth decorated in blind on the covers, rebacked with the gilt titled spine laid-down. Very good. Item #28888
First published in 1855, this manual quickly became the standard for its time. According to Eder "It is particularly valuable because he treated photo-chemistry exhaustively and gave an original and very useful method for the production of photographic collodion cotton..." Sipley, in PHOTOGRAPHY'S GREAT INVENTORS calls this "...the first manual of photo-chemistry." It is actually the first manual of photographic chemistry in the English language. Each edition is revised and expanded.
Roosens and Salu No. 1836.