[Tempe, Arizona]: School of Art, Arizona State University, 1986. Newton, Sir William. First edition. Small 8vo., xii, 157 pp., 23 plates. Stiff wrappers. Front wrapper shows uneven toning; else, near fine. Item #54327
Newton was a founding member of the Graphic Society in London. It was there in 1839 that he saw the early photographic work of Niepce, and contact with Herschel. In 1847 Newton began using the Calotype process of Talbot and became associated with various amateur photographic societies and clubs. It has been suggested that in 1853 Newton gave up miniature painting to devote himself to photography. He made several significant improvements to the Calotype process.
History of Photography Monograph Series, Special Issue No. 2.