Paris: Gauthiers-Villars & Fils, 1889 - 1906. First editions. Eight volumes, 8vo. Volume 1: 512 pp.; Volume 2: 400 pp.; Volume 3: 407 pp.; Volume 4: 413 pp., with a total of 724 engraved illustrations. Supplement A: 400 pp., 174 engraved illustrations; Supplement B: 424 pp., 221 engraved illustrations; Supplement C: 423 pp., 215 engraved illustrations; Supplement D: 414 pp., 151 engraved illustrations.
The first four volumes are bound in quarter morocco and marbled paper over boards; the four supplements are bound in quarter calf and marbled paper over boards. Occasional scattered foxing and light scuffing to the spine of a few volumes. A very good and complete set. Item #53083
The initial four volumes constitute a historical survey of the equipment, methodology and processes from the advent of the medium, with in depth entries on contemporary usage. The four supplemental volumes, issued every three years, bring this encyclopedia up to the current processes of 1906, which included motion and color.
Charles Fabre (1851 - 1933) a professor and adept photochemist, was the editor of AIDE-MÉMOIRE DE PHOTOGRAPHIE, 1876 - 1910, a yearly pocket compendium, which included an extensive listing of European photographic societies, photographic journals, a bibliography of recent publications, and reviews of the latest equipment, processes and an extensive list of French photographers.
Roosens and Salu No. 3545.