PRIMITIFS DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE: LE CALOTYPE EN FRANCE, 1843 - 1860.
[Paris]: Gallimard / Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 2010. First edition. Oblong 4to., 314,  pp., over 200 b&w and tinted illustrations from photographs. Paper over boards with inset illustration on the front cover. Issued without a dust jacket. Fine. Item #54234
Published as the catalogue for the exhibition held at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, October 19, 2010 to January 16, 2011. This history/reference brings together some 180 works from the collections of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the French Society of Photography, the Musée d'Orsay, the Museum of Decorative Arts, the library of the Institut de France, alongside essays by specialists, which place the importance of calotype in the history of the photographic medium, and includes a dictionary of more than 350 photographers who have practiced the calotype process.