Paris: Alexis Gaudin, 1861. First edition. 12mo., 212 pp. Quarter calf and marbled paper over boards, original printed wrappers bound-in. Occasional staining which is more pronounced on the last 15 pages. A very good copy. Item #52886
This manual provides a short history of the discovery and instructions for making daguerreotypes, glass plate and paper negatives, albumen and other printing papers, and stereographs, bringing the practitioner to current usage. A lengthy formulary follows.
Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 127. Roosens and Salu No. 6539. Scarce, with OCLC locating only seven copies.