Paris: A. Gaudin et Frère, 1856. Second edition. 8vo., 400 pp., plus 4 engraved folding plates and one heliogravure plate, which is detailed with a full tonal range,  adverts. Later binding of quarter calf gilt, and marbled paper over boards. The blank lower margin of the title page bears a partially erased ink inscription. There is a small worm hole in the blank margin of the half-title page and title page, with a short tear to the blank margin of the following leaf which was repaired with archival tape, as is a hole in pp. 59 - 60, with the loss of a word or two; pp. 60 -61 has splatter staining. There are a few spots of soiling or mild dampstains to a few leaves. The blank lower margin of the heliogravure plate has a two inch dampstain. In all, this remains a very good copy. Item #52514
Contains a thorough presentation of the history of photography, photomechanical reproduction, the action of light on coatings, producing sensitized coatings, optics and theory, negatives, papers, Woodburytype and photo-enameling. The heliogravure, The Hotel de Cluny, is by Charles Negre and is one of the first, if not the first to appear in a book. This is the expanded edition, with a new title, of Monckhoven's, TRAITÉ POPULAIRE DE PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR COLLODION...first published in 1855 when Monckhoven was barely 20 years old.
Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, fails to list any work by Monckhoven prior to his No. 132, TRAITÉ POPULAIRE DE PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR COLLODION...1862. WorldCat locates only nineteen copies and includes this note: "Livre VI, Gravure Heliographique, covers the processes of Fiseau [Fizeau], Beuvière, Talbot, Niépce, Niépce de Saint-Victor & Lemaître. St. Victor's Memoire's of 23 May, 1853, 2 October, 1854, and 12 March, 1855, are published complete. [Contains] one Gravure Heliographique (Photogravure) by Charles Nègre, titled 'Paris en miniature, Hotel de Cluny' from a photograph. This is an example of the Gravure Heliographique (Photogravure) method of Niépce de Saint-Victor as modified by Charles Nègre. [Also includes] four engravings of photographic equipment, etc. The plate was made before November, 1854."--Hanson Collection catalog, p. 17-18.
Roosens and Salu No. 4239.