Paris: Charles Chevalier, 1859. First edition. 8vo., 191,  pp., diagrams and charts in text, 1 engraved plate. Later quarter morocco and marbled boards. Occasional light foxing and faint dampstain, lightly rubbed at the tips, neat library stamp on the blank margin of several pages. Very good. Item #31647
A compendium of essays by noted practitioners on the latest advances to date, including; optics and lenses, the stereoscope, albumen paper, collodion plates, the carbon process, and others.
Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, no. 112 (the first bibliography of French photographic literature, listed chronologically). Roosens and Salu No. 6538. OCLC locates seven copies but none in North American libraries.