Paris: Henri Lefebvre, 1935. 4to., iii, 144 pages of b&w plates from photographs, most full-page, many with two images, 3 mounted plates. Gilt-decorated paper over boards;a one inch tear at the top of the front hinge, light foxing on the title page and endpapers, some spotting at the edges. Text and plates are fine and bright. A very good copy. Item #54050
Photos by Nadar, Cameron, Le Secq, A.A. Turner, Disdéri, Marville, Frith, Hill, Adam Salomon, L. Angerer, A. Locherer, J. Beasley, Tournachon, Victor Laisné, Maxime Du Camp, Bedford, Legray, et al.
Initially published in Paris & Leipzig, 1931, by Henri Jonquières, this French edition has an abbreviated text. A historical survey of nineteen century images, largely in portraits. Roosens and Salu No. 4936.