Paris: Amyot, . First edition. 8vo., 330 pp., 65 illustrations in text. Contemporary quarter leather with title and decorations in gilt with marbled paper over boards; edges and hinges rubbed; contents clean and very good. Item #52888
Presented in nine parts: the first part offers a comprehensive history starting with Euclid to about 1851; the second part discusses improvements, construction, panoramic, phenakisticope (or phénakisticope); the third section presents diverse theory; fourth apparatus and materials, different constructions; fifth - method of production; sixth collodion, silver, various processes and methods of operation; seventh - more on processes, albumen, collodion, etc.; eighth section describes positive paper, negatives, transparencies; and, the last portion discusses apparatuses that can be attached to the stereoscope: Claudet's Stereomonoscope, Telestereoscope, microscopiques, etc.
Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 120. Roosens and Salu No. 10023. A relatively uncommon work, with OCLC locating nineteen copies worldwide.