Item #32041 LA CHRONOPHOTOGRAPHIE. J. Marey, Etienne, Jules.


Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1899. First edition. 8vo., 40 pp., 23 figures in text from drawings and photographs. Printed wrappers. Small chip from the spine top. Near fine, and unopened. Housed in a newly made clamshell box. Item #32041

Marey presented this lecture on his methodology, apparatus, and its implications at a conference held at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, 29 January, 1899. Among the reproductions are the chronophotographs that prove a cat lands on all four when thrown in the air (not recommended by this cataloguer). His method of single camera decomposed motion lead to the projected motion picture, to the paintings of Duchamp and the Italian futurists.

Not listed by Roosens and Salu. WorldCat locates a single copy in a bound volume of pamphlets at the National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum.

Price: $650.00