Paris: G. Masson, 1896. Second ed., revised and considerably enlarged. Thick 8vo.,frontis, xii, 791 pp., 5 leaves of plates with tissue guards, 346 text illustrations. Gilt-titled cloth. A very good copy. Item #53949
Albert Londe, 1858-1917, was an influential French photographer and medical doctor and 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, among other prestigious Parisian photographic societies.
This well-illustrated survey, which covers all areas of photography: coatings, apparatus manipulations and applications such as high speed, aerial, cartography, medical, photography of movement, and instantaneous photography, is greatly enlarged from the 1888 first edition, and includes the author's twelve lens camera and other apparatus of his design for chronophotography and artificial lighting.
Roosens and Salu No. 6579.