London: John Churchill & Sons, 1858. First edition. 8vo., x, 256 pp., engravings in text and 4 pp. adverts. Publisher's cloth. Printed Franklin Institute Library labels mounted to front pastedown and recto of first leaf, blind-stamp on title page (the Franklin Institute Library closed and sold all contents late1980s) A few spots of foxing and mild toning to the text. Slight chip to cloth at crown and mild rubbing at the edges. A very good copy. Item #31644
Arno Press reprinted this in 1973 in its series THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF LITERATURE: "Written by one of the members of the Photographic Exchange Club of London, a picture maker famous for his superlative still-life and landscapes, this work is comparable in scope to Disderi's L'art de la photogaphie (1862), Root's The Camera and the Pencil (1864) and Robinson's Pictorial Effect in Photography (1869)."
Roosens and Salu 6383. Gernsheim INCUNABULA No. 807.