Paris: La Librairie Encyclopédique De Roret, 1858. First edition. 12mo., vi, 456 pp., 90 pp. adverts., illustrations in text. Recent calf backed marbled paper over boards with the spine in six compartments and titled in gilt, illustrated original wrappers bound-in, with the top corner of the rear wrapper expertly replaced with later paper, lacking only a portion of the decorative border. Affixed to the half-title page is a small printed label of a Catholic society library. Fine and bright. Item #52891
Edouard de Latreille, a photo-chemist, studied with Gustave Le Gray. This is his excellent survey and formulary of the latest processes, including collodion on glass; the paper printing process for albumen is also included, etc. Issued in the series, MANUELS-RORET.
Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, the first bibliography of French photographic books and pamphlets, No. 107. Roosens and Salu No. 6531. OCLC locates eleven copies.