HANDBUCH DER PHOTOGRAPHIE AUF COLLODION:; POSITIVE UND NEGATIVE AUF GLAS. POSITIVE AUF PAPIER. Paul E. Liesegang, Johan, Eduard.
HANDBUCH DER PHOTOGRAPHIE AUF COLLODION:; POSITIVE UND NEGATIVE AUF GLAS. POSITIVE AUF PAPIER.
HANDBUCH DER PHOTOGRAPHIE AUF COLLODION:; POSITIVE UND NEGATIVE AUF GLAS. POSITIVE AUF PAPIER.

HANDBUCH DER PHOTOGRAPHIE AUF COLLODION:; POSITIVE UND NEGATIVE AUF GLAS. POSITIVE AUF PAPIER.

Berlin: Theobald Grieben, 1861. Third edition, revised and enlarged. 8vo., 168 pp., plus [8] pp. priced catalogue dated Mai 1861; 14 illustrations in text, and a tipped-in sample of albumen paper. Scattered foxing. Bound in a handsome quarter calf gilt, and marbled paper over boards at a later date. Very good. Item #52517

Johan Paul Eduard Liesegang was born in Elberfeld, Germany, 1838. By age fourteen, he was experimenting with photography. After completing a doctorate in natural sciences and chemistry in Berlin, he founded in Elberfeld his manufacturing concern, Photographie-Institut von Eduard Liesegang. He was the first to introduce a gelatino-chloride paper (aristo paper), a panoramic camera of his own design, and apparatus for optic projection. The first German photographic society, Allgemeiner Deutscher Photographen-Verein, was founded in 1857; in 1860, Liesegang, acting as editor, founded the society's exceptional periodical, PHOTOGRAPHISCHES ARCHIV.

Liesegang provides an extensive instructional manual on all aspects of the collodion process, as well as a discourse upon optics, the camera obscura, stereo photography, etc. The catalogue for his Photographie-Institut, which follows the manual, lists, with prices, panoramic, stereo and other cameras, lenses in several configurations, utensils, chemicals and photographic papers, many of his own manufacture.

This is the third, and expanded edition of his rare 1859, VERFAHREN ZUR ANFERTIGUNG VON PHOTOGRAPHIEEN... Heidtmann 1725 WorldCat locates five copies; none in North American libraries.

Price: $600.00