Paris: La Librairie Encyclopédique De Roret, 1856. Nouvelle Édition. 12mo., 166 pp., 12 pp. adverts., illustrations in text. Illustrated original wrappers with the date written in ink on the front, lacking the lower corner of the front wrapper and a few other small chips. The final leaf of the adverts is tipped to the rear wrapper and the paper spine has been reinforced with cellophane tape. There are a few early stains and scattered foxing. A good or better copy. Housed in a newly made clamshell box of cloth with printed paper labels on the upper cover and spine. Item #52443
Edouard de Latreille, a photo-chemist, studied with Gustave Le Gray. This is his excellent survey and formulary of the latest processes, including collodion on glass; the paper printing process for albumen is also included, etc. Issued in the series, MANUELS-RORET.
The bibliographic references for this manual are rather incomplete and confusing; Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, the first bibliography of French photographic books and pamphlets, list an 1855 edition of 96 pp., with no other editions of this title. Roosens and Salu agree with Bellier de la Chavignerie on the 1855 edition, but list our title of the expanded edition as 1858, [see No. 6532]. WorldCat locates four copies of the 1855 edition, and five copies of our 1856 edition, with no holdings in the United States; futher, it does not locate and 1858 edition with this title. To further confuse the issue, our copy includes a 12 page (partial?) catalogue of publications dated Juillet 1859.