London: John Churchill, 1855. Second edition. 12mo., xvi, 344 pp., errata, figures in text. Recased and rebacked in the publisher's gilt and blind-embossed cloth, original spine cloth laid-down. Faint dampstains on the front and rear free endpapers; slight bump to one lower board tip. Very good. Item #53211
First published in 1855, this manual quickly became the standard for its time. According to Eder, "It is particularly valuable because he treated photo-chemistry exhaustively and gave an original and very useful method for the production of photographic collodion cotton..." Sipley, in PHOTOGRAPHY'S GREAT INVENTORS calls this "...the first manual of photo-chemistry." It is actually the first manual of photographic chemistry in the English language.
Gernsheim - INCUNABULA OF BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERATURE 1839 - 1875, No. 739. Roosens and Salu No. 1836 follows the same pagination mistake as Gernsheim.