Halle: Verlag von Wilhelm Knapp, 1905. Third edition. 8vo., xvi, 484  pp., 12 plates - including one folding panoramic plate, photogravures, photogalvanographs, and one color plate, with numerous text illustrations. Newly bound in half calf and marbled paper over boards. Original wrappers bound in. Slight bump to the blank upper tips; a bright and very good copy. Item #31951
Issued in the series AUSFÜHRLICHES HANDBUCH DER PHOTOGRAPHIE, this is the third edition (greatly enlarged and revised) of Eder's monumental history of photography. Of primary concern to the author was the various methods of photomechanical reproduction. These illustrations and plates do not appear in the English translated fourth edition. This is the essential reference for understanding the history of the technical development of photography, from the earliest experiments on the darkening properties of silver in the seventeenth century to a viable natural color process at the beginning of the twentieth century.
Roosens and Salu No. 4849.