Paris: Auguste Aubry, 1863. First edition. 12 mo., 22 pp. Original printed wrappers. Mild marginal dampstain and an occasional spot of foxing at the edges. A very good copy housed in a pamphlet case of cloth over boards with printed labels. Item #52080
By 1854, Émile Bellier de la Chavignerie, was a cataloguer of printed matter at the Bibliothèque Impériale. He was a prolific writer of catalogues for exhibitions, biographies of artists, and his monumental Dictionnaire Général des Artistes de L'École Français. His Manuel Bibliographique du Photographe is the first bibliography of French photographic literature, listed chronologically.
The cover shows the date as 1862 while the title page shows 1863. There is no earlier edition. WorldCat locates only six copies: Columbia University, George Eastman House, Harvard University, University of Texas - Harry Ransom Center, SCD Paris 1, and the Bibliotheque Nationale de France. Roosens and Salu No. 834. Rare.