Paris: Gauthier-Villars et Fils, 1897. Third edition, revised and enlarged. Small 8vo., xii, 212 pp., illustrated. Original printed wrappers, which are chipped and torn and soiled; text toned. A good copy. Item #53559
A comprehensive treatise on short-duration (exposure) photography, inclusive of cameras, shutters, lenses, lighting, sensitized materials and processing.
Albert Londe, 1858 - 1917, was an influential French photographer and medical researcher. He was the director of photography at the Salpétrière Hospital in Paris and worked with Jean-Martin Charcot photographing the muscular movements of the patients, some of his earliest studies of movement. His interest in instantaneous photography led him to design a twelve lens camera, coupled with his investigations in artificial lighting sources, which allowed for short duration chronophotographs on a single glass plate. Londe was also a chemist, mechanic, criminologist, a pioneer radiologist, and a member of the Société Française de Photographie.
Roosens and Salu No. 5313. OCLC locates eight copies.