Paris: Chez L'Auteur, 1860. First edition. 8vo., [iii] 74 pp., 2 original calotype portraits, one by Hippolyte Bayard, mounted on carte-de-visite size white blind embossed stock and tipped to titled leaves. Pencil formula notations on the blank margin of p. 21, occasional faint foxing, and original owner's ink stamp on the title page. Very good. [bound with] [Marion, Auguste]. NOTES SUR LE PROCÉDÉ NÉGATIF À LA TÉRÉBENTHINE, LE NOUVEAU PAPIER RAPIDE DE MARION, LES PAPIERS POSITIFS EN GÉNÉRAL, LA CHAMBRE NOIRE SOLAIRE DE WOODWARDS, LA CONSERVATION INDÉFINIE DES PAPIERS SENSIBILISÉS ET SUR LE PROCÉDÉ DE VERNISSAGE AU TAMPON. [Paris]: A. Marion et Cie, 1860. First edition. 8vo., 14 pp., with 2 mounted original photographs. Original owner's ink stamp on blank margin of p. 11. Fine. [bound with] [Marion, Auguste]. CATALOGUE DES APPAREILS, PRODUITS, ETC. POUR PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR COLLODION, ALBUMINE, PAPIER HUMIDE, PAPIER SEC, ETC., ETC. Paris: A. Marion et Cie. 8vo.,  blank, large folding engraved plate. Fine. [bound with] Barreswil, MM. [Charles Louis] et [Alphonse] Davanne. CHIMIE PHOTOGRAPHIQUE, CONTENANT LES ÉLÉMENTS DE CHIMIE EXPLIQUÉS PAR DES EXEMPLES EMPRUNTÉS A LA PHOTOGRAPHIE; LES PROCÉDÉS DE PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR GLACE (COLLODION HUMIDE, SEC OU ALBUMINÉ), SUR PAPIERS, SUR PLAQUES... Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1861. Third edition. 8vo., xix, 504 pp., illustrated with engravings, diagrams and 2 folding charts. Scattered foxing, chemical stains to a few leaves. Very good. Quarter morocco gilt with owner's initials in gilt at the bottom of the spine, marbled paper over boards. There is light rubbing at the edges and a few scuffs to the marbled paper. Very good. Item #53123
Marion and Company was the largest and most important supplier of photographic equipment and materials in Europe by the second half of the nineteenth century. Their expertise as stationers was of great advantage to the expanding photographic market - they supplied card stock for carte-de-visites, cabinet cards, etc., printed with the photographer's name, address and flourishes; they also were publishers of carte-de-visites of famous personage. Auguste Marion, who lead the firm, was also a prolific experimenter and author of photographic manuals. The first title is a manual of the paper or caloype process.
Roosens and Salu No. 1293. OCLC locates three copies with the George Eastman House as the only North American holder.
The second title is a manual for various paper printing methods, as well as general darkroom procedure. Roosens and Salu No. 6536. OCLC locates a single copy at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
The third title, a priced catalogue for photographic equipment and supplies is not listed in Roosen and Salu. OCLC locates a ingle copy at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France.
The fourth and final title, is the third and expanded edition of Barreswil and Davanne's definitive volume to date on photographic chemistry, photographic papers, plates, the collodion and albumen processes, as well as photomechanical processes, including the halftone lithographic method. This proved to be a popular encyclopedia of photographic chemistry and went through four editions, with the last in 1864. Roosens and Salu No. 1835.
Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, the first bibliography of French phototograpic publications does not locate any of the Marion titles, and lists the first 2 editions of Barreswil and Davanne, No. 73.