THE FERROTYPE, AND HOW TO MAKE IT. Edward M. Estabrooke.
THE FERROTYPE, AND HOW TO MAKE IT
THE FERROTYPE, AND HOW TO MAKE IT

THE FERROTYPE, AND HOW TO MAKE IT

Cincinnati and Louisville: Gatchel & Hyatt, 1872. Estabrook. First edition. Small 8vo., 200 pp., (28) pp. adverts, two original sample ferrotype portraits by the author, with printed paper over-mats mounted on front and rear pastedowns. Slight erosion along the front joint, and light wear at extremities. A bright and very good example with the original images in bright and fine condition. Item #32082

A complete manual with formulary for making direct positives on enameled iron with collodion, commonly known as the tintype; the process is similar to that of the ambrotype. This is the first book to contain original images on a base material other than paper. Of the two portraits, the first is on Phenix Plate Company's 'Chocolate Tinted Egg Shell Plate' and the other is on John Dean & Company's 'Adamantean Chocolate Tinted Egg Shell Plate,' marketed by the Scovil Manufacturing Company, and E & HT Anthony, respectively. We have had several copies of the first edition and in each copy the original ferrotypes are different.

Price: $1,850.00