Paris: Les Mondes / Gauthier-Villars, 1872. First edition. 12mo., xii, 54 pp.,  adverts., 29 engraved illustrations in text. Printed original wrappers, which are foxed and chipped along the spine (with no loss of text), front wrapper detatched. The text is foxed with a small stain to the blank lower gutter; largely unopened. A good copy. Item #53061
Jules Girard (1839 - 1921) was the assistant secretary of the Société de Géographie, Paris. He was an early practitioner of photomicrography and exhibited several of his photomicrographs at the Société Française de Photographie expositions, held biyearly, 1857 - 1876.
This small publication is a practical manual of the apparatus and applications for making microphotographs and projecting them.
Issued in the series: Actualités scientifiques. Nouvelle série no. 2. Roosens and Salu No. 8391.