Paris: Charles Chevalier, 1859. First edition. 8vo., 191,  pp., diagrams and charts in text, 1 engraved plate. Later half morocco and marbled paper over boards. The title page and following leaf are heavily foxed, while the remainder of the text shows an occasional spot of light foxing. There are occasional pencil notations and underlining. A very good copy. Item #54402
A compendium of essays by noted practitioners on the latest advances to date, including optics and lenses, the stereoscope, albumen paper, collodion plates, the carbon process, and others.
Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, no. 112 (the first bibliography of French photographic literature, listed chronologically). Roosens and Salu No. 6538. WorldCat locates eight copies but none in North American libraries.