Paris: Librairie Hachette et Cie, 1874. First edition. 12mo., [iv], 331 pp., photoglyptie (Woodburytype) frontispiece, 65 engraved illustrations. Contemporary quarter morocco titled and decorated in gilt, with blind embossed cloth; owner's neat ex-libris on the front pastedown. Spine lightly rubbed; occasional light foxing. A very good copy. Item #53537
An exceptional history which intersperses the practical with the historical and includes formulas. Includes chapters on Daguerre and Niépce and the discovery of photography; preparations, operations and procedures; photomicrography; instruments, stereoscopes; photomechanical applications; imaginatively illustrated.
A translation by John Thomson in 1876, is titled, A HISTORY AND HANDBOOK OF PHOTOGRAPHY. Roosens and Salu No. 6557.