London: John Churchill, 1861. Sixth edition. 12mo., xvi, 571 pp., figures in text, adverts. Publisher's cloth decorated in blind on the covers; rebacked with gilt titling on the spine; the original yellow endpapers show soiling tiny chip to the blank bottom margin of the title page. Moderate wear. A near very good copy. Item #28889
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.