New York: Humphrey's Journal Print, 1857. Third edition, revised and greatly enlarged. 12mo., xii, -215 pp., illustrated. Errata pasted to blank front free endpaper (as found in other copies). Original blind stamped cloth. Two paper labels affixed to the spine, chipping at the spine ends; ex-libray with the label of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia and the ink signature of Louis W. Sipley on the front pastedown, and the library's stamp on the second blank and title page and a few others. Additionally, a tear to pages 26 - 32 has resulted in a slight loss of the blank gutter margin. A good or better copy. Item #53041
Covers apparatus, chemicals and operations needed for producing ambrotypes as well as albumen coatings; gives details concerning the Helioprocess, a method of using a monobath solution on negative and positive collodion coatings. One of the first American manuals to cover the collodion wet-plate process.
Roosens and Salu No. 2070. The first and third editions are dated 1857 while the second edition is date 1856.