Quedlinburg and Leipzig: Druck und Verlag von Gottfr. Basse, 1845. First edition. 8vo., 72 pp., folding frontispiece. Later paper over boards with panel of the original printed front wrapper mounted on the upper cover. Some leaves have small closed tears, chips, creases, and faint stains. A good copy. Item #30634
Calling upon the latest journal articles and texts from England, France and Germany, the author provides a concise description of the daguerreian process to date, with descriptions of cyanotype and other paper processes. The last pages include a price list of materials offered by the firms of Lerebours, and Voightlander and adverts for new publications related to photography and optics.
Although listed as Roosens and Salu No. 2868, and Heidtmann, Bressemann and Kraus, GERMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERATURE, 1839 - 1978 No. 3585, WorldCat locates no copies of this seemingly unique 1845 first edition; it does locate nine copies of the 1849 second edition.