AMERICAN HAND BOOK OF THE DAGUERREOTYPE:; GIVING THE MOST APPROVED AND CONVENIENT METHODS FOR PREPARING THE CHEMICALS, AND THE COMBINATIONS USED IN THE ART. CONTAINING THE DAGUERREOTYPE, ELECTROTYPE, AND VARIOUS OTHER PROCESSES EMPLOYED IN TAKING HELIOGRAPHIC IMPRESSIONS. S. D. Humphrey, Samuel, Dwight.

AMERICAN HAND BOOK OF THE DAGUERREOTYPE:; GIVING THE MOST APPROVED AND CONVENIENT METHODS FOR PREPARING THE CHEMICALS, AND THE COMBINATIONS USED IN THE ART. CONTAINING THE DAGUERREOTYPE, ELECTROTYPE, AND VARIOUS OTHER PROCESSES EMPLOYED IN TAKING HELIOGRAPHIC IMPRESSIONS.

NY: S.D. Humphrey, 1858. Fifth edition. 8vo., xii, 13-214 pp., 5 pp. adverts. Publisher's gilt-titled red cloth which is lightly rubbed at the tips. The previous owner's neat signature is written on the first blank leaf, and there are a few pencil underlinings to the first printed page, with a tiny nick at the bottom blank margin of p. 21 - 24. A near fine and bright copy. Item #52554

Samuel Humphrey published his first manual in 1849, and the first photographic magazine in the world, THE DAGUERREIAN JOURNAL, 1850; both were key influences in the spread of the process in the U.S. His first manual was 81 pp., reprinted again in 1849, with a third edition in 1853. This, the fifth edition, is considerably enlarged and improved.

Roosens and Salu No.2894.

Price: $1,100.00

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