Paris: Gauthier-Villars, 1881. First edition. Small 8vo., xiv, 246 pp., photoglyptie (Woodburytype) frontispiece with tissue guard by Liebert, plus another printed by Woodbury; illustrations in text. Half calf and marbled boards, spine with gilt title and rules; scuffing primarily at the top and bottom of the spine. Occasional scattered foxing. A very good copy. Item #53483
A nicely illustrated manual of Woodburytype processes, a mechanical method of producing carbon prints, and considered by many as the most realistic of the photomechanical processes. Léon Vidal (1834-1906) was head of the Association of Musée des Photographies Documentaires, which he founded, and a professor of photography at the École des Arts Decoratifs.
Roosens and Salu No. 11126.