New York: E. & H. T. Anthony & Co., 1881. First American edition. 12mo., viii, 138 pp. Penultimate rear flyleaf is lacking a portion at the top corner. Publisher's cloth shows fading and faint staining. Neat ownership signatures of Ambrosio and Emma G. Valdés, Taos N. Mex, with an ink stamp, "Taos, N. Mex. M.O.B., Nov 23, 1895" on a front flyleaf. A very good copy. Item #53124
A complete manual and formulary on all aspects of dry plate photography, the prevailing foundation of photographic emulsions until the digital era. Roosens and Salu No. 8625.