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.