Paris: Gauthier-Villars et Fils, 1893. First edition. Small 8vo., xviii, 419 pp., frontispiece with tissue guard as plate 1: photocollographic; plate 2: photozincograph with tissue guard; plate 3: contains three mounted paper specimens, lined, grained and smooth; illustrations in text. Half faux leather and cloth, titled in gilt on the spine. Stamped "Discard" from the British PatentOffice, with their ink stamp on a few leaves. General toning, chipping to the corners of the preliminary pages, with short tape repairs to the blank margin of several leaves, and several repairs to the paper sample leaf. Still, a good copy. Item #53487
This provides an excellent survey of the various methods used in photolithography, with illustrations. 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. In 1883, Vidal corrected and enlarged Alphonse Poitevin's 1862 TRAITÉ DE L'IMPRESSION PHOTOGRAPHIQUE SANS SELS D'ARGENT CONTENANT: L'HISTOIRE, LA THÉORIE ET LA PRATIQUE DES MÉTHODES ET PROCÉDÉS DE L'IMPRESSION AU CHARBON, DE L'HÉLIOPLASTIE, DE LA PHOTOLITHOGRAPHIE, DE LA GRAVURE PHOTOCHIMIQUE, ETC., ETC., adding an appendix to each chapter, bringing up to date the advances that others had made to Poitevin's process. Roosens and Salu #8303.