Paris: A. Liébert, 1878. Third edition. 8vo., xi, 679 pp. photogravure frontispiece, 16 carbon photographs mounted on 6 leaves, and one mounted photo-lithograph, other illustrations in text. Contemporary half morocco with tips, gilt titled and decorated within raised bands on spine, t.e.g. Occasional scattered foxing. A near fine copy. Item #51859
Alphonse Justin Liébert (1827-1913) a French naval officer, resigned his commission and opened a photographic studio in San Francisco, 1851. By 1864, he was back in Paris, where he introduced the melainotype (tintype) and was an early advocate of the carbon process.
In this survey of American approaches to photography he included studio design, lighting apparatus, darkroom work and enlarging as well as photo-sculpture, many of his own design.
This third edition is greatly revised and expanded from previous editions. Roosens and Salu No. 6546.