Paris: Impr. Nationale, 1880. First edition. 8vo., 67 pp. Original printed wrappers, which are toned at the edges, with a few chips and creases. Text is unopened. INSCRIBED by the author. Item #53063
Alphonse Davanne is a most important figure in the early history of photography. Born 1824 in Paris, he was a founding member of the Société Française de Photographie, the first photographic society in the world, and subsequently, its vice president and then president. His early collaborations were involved with photolithography, and by 1854, he had mastered that process. His next experiments were on developing a direct positive process. Davanne served as the president of the jury for the photographic section of this International Exhibition.
Largely concerned with the history, cameras and equipment, and the latest advances in photomechanical processes, etc.
Roosens and Salu No. 3697.