Berlin: Theobald Grieben, 1860 - 1867. First and mixed editions. 8vo., variable paginations, occasional illustrations from engravings. 8 volumes. Volume 1 is comprised of later printings (1861 & 1862) of the monthly issues. All others are first editions and published monthly in their corresponding year. All volumes bound in quarter leather with marbled paper over boards. Light edge wear to boards and tips; minor dampstaining to one volume, one crown chipped. Very good. Item #29857
"Throughout the 19th century the German speaking countries hosted more than 100 photographic societies, mostly on a local basis but aiming at a greater public, too. The first group of practitioners met regularly as early as 1840 in the studio of Carl Schuh in Vienna but there were no significant implementations until 1857 when three German photographers called for the foundation of a Society of German Photographers (Allgemeiner Deutscher Photographen-Verein) following French and English examples. Formally founded by more than 40 participants the society seemed to flourish within the next years, including the initiation of its own journal, Photographisches Archiv, edited by the founding fathers Juius Schnauss and Eduard Liesegang. But in 1863 the society ceased to exist and was basically replaced by the freshly inaugurated Berlin Society for Photography ( Photographischer Verein zu Berlin) which was founded by Hermann Wilhelm Vogel." Rollf Sachsse in the Encyclopedia of 19th Century Photography.
This journal, founded in 1860, changed its formal name in 1861 to PHOTOGRAPHISCHES ARCHIV: MONATLICHE BERICHTE ÜBER DEN FORTSCHRITT DER PHOTOGRAPHIE, and continued to publish monthly until 1897.
Largely comprised of articles and formulas by members, this journal did have an international scope and printed articles of the latest advancements from American, English and other European sources.
Text in German. Issued monthly, except in 1864, when it was issued twice monthly. Illustrated throughout with engravings, charts, and formulae.