MÉTHODÉ DE PEINTURE APPLIQUÉE UNIQUEMENT A LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PORTRAITS. Hilaire David.

MÉTHODÉ DE PEINTURE APPLIQUÉE UNIQUEMENT A LA PHOTOGRAPHIE DE PORTRAITS

Paris: Chez L'Auteur, 1854. First edition. 8vo., 16 pp. Slight creasing at the lower tip, with a few faint spots on the preliminary leaves. Original printed wrappers, which are toned at the edges and have a small ink drawing of a standing figure on the front wrapper. A very good copy. Item #53617

This short manual was one of the earliest texts on the coloring of photographs, preceded only by Mansion's INSTRUCTIONS FOR COLOURING DAGUERREOTYPE PORTRAITS, London, 1845; it was reprinted in 1856 and again in 1862 with slight additions.

Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 77. WorldCat locates a single copy of this first edition, Bibliotheque Nationale de France.

Price: $850.00

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