NY: Tennant and Ward, 1935. Niepce, Nicephore. First U.S. edition. 8vo., (viii), 163 pp., (4) adverts. Cloth. Very light rubbing at the lower tips. A fine copy. Item #52590
Edward Epstean's translation into English of La vérité sur l'invention de la photographie. Reprint of 1867 edition published in Paris by the Library of Authors and of the Academy of Booklovers.
This copy bears an interesting inscription: "To Dr. Bela Gapar sic [Gaspar], also one of the pioneers, from his friend Lloyd E. Varden. October, 1967." Bela Gaspar, invented Gasparcolor, a color motion picture film system, using a subtractive three-color process on a single film strip, often used in early animation. Lloyd E. Varden, was an accomplished photo-chemist, working for Agfa Ansco, then at Pavelle Color Labs in New York City. He subsequently went out on his own as a consultant to most of the major photographic and related companies throughout the world, while also serving as an adjunct professor at Columbia University. His personal library on photography was second only to that of the Eastman Kodak Company.