Item #52099 LA CHRONOPHOTOGRAPHIE. J. Marey, Étienne, Jules.


Paris: Bauthier-Villars, 1899. First edition. 8vo., 40 pp., 23 figures in text from drawings and photographs. Printed wrappers which are lacking a few small chips from the blank edges. Otherwise, a fine and bright, unopened copy, housed in a newly made pamphlet folder. Item #52099

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 feet when thrown in the air (not recommended by this cataloguer). His method of single camera decomposed motion led to the projected motion picture, to the paintings of Duchamp and the Italian futurists.

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

Price: $650.00