NY: Scovill Manufacturing Company, 1887. First edition. 8vo., 136 pp., frontispiece portrait, plus xxvi pp. illustrated adverts. Publisher's brown cloth decorated in gilt and black, slightly rubbed at the front hinge and the base of the spine and tips. Handwritten on front pastedown is "Orange Camera Club" with no other markings. Very good. Item #31694
Although largely concerned with the American and English contributions to the technical development of the medium, Josef Maria Eder called this a well written and conscientious volume. With chapters on the origin and pioneers of photography, Wedgwood, Niépce, Fox Talbot, Daguerre, et al; various processes, including calotype, collodion, daguerreotype, emulsions, history of printing processes, negative-making on paper and on films, and a history of color photography.
Roosens and Salu No. 4916.