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.