Paris: Photographie de la Presse Artistique, [ca 1860]. 4to., lithographic title page and 25 of 26 [?] leaves of mounted albumen photographic portraits 9.5 x 6.5 cm, with lithographic borders and the names of the subjects printed below the images, a.e.g. All leaves are attached to linen tabs, as issued. Original publisher's pebbled cloth, embossed in blind, titled in partially rubbed gilt. Expertly recased with slight repairs at the spine ends. Light toning to the blank margins of several leave. A very good copy. Item #52261
Little seems to have been written of Jean Marie Bérot; he was a portrait photographer, active in Paris during the 1860s, and seems to have had an affinity, or at least an active relationship with the journalists of Paris, having published portrait collections of LE CONSTITUTIONNEL and LE SIÈCLE PHOTOGRAPHIÉ, as well as this collection.
A scarce work with WorldCat locating only a few original copies, and many holdings for a microform reproduction. Usually listed as having 26 portraits, our only has 25. A copy at The Harry Ransom Center indicates 28 portraits.
Roosens and Salu No. 783, listing only this one work by the photographer.