Paris: Librairie Plon, 1904-1908. First edition. Small 4tos., each volume approx. 700 pp., tipped-in and mounted plates, other illustrations in text, and illustrated adverts and appendices. 4 volumes: 1904, 1905, 1907 and 1908. All volumes in publisher's printed cloth, which is slightly soiled, with advert stamped on the top or foredge as issued, with occasional light foxing to a blank margin. The 1907 issue has a partially opened front hinge with 4 pp. detached. All others are very good. Item #31014
The images range from landscape to portraits, aerial views, astronomy and scientific photos, occasional photos printed in monochromatic color, and a few in color. Each contain extensive listings of European photographic societies with names of members, officers, and locations, photographic publications, libraries and publishers, sources for chemicals, papers, printers, and a vast amount of aesthetic and technical information. Includes photos by Demachy, Boissonnas, Puyo, De Launay, Dubreuil, Alinari, Malle, Gilibert, Geisler, Rey, et al. As with the publications of the Camera Club of Paris, Roger Aubrey demonstrates his superb use of mise-en-page to fuse the images with the text.
Duplicate of 1905 is available for $150.00.