[London: Royal Institution of Great Britain], 1890. First edition. 8vo., 11 pp. Stapled self-wrappers. Creased vertically; moderate foxing. Handwritten in ink at the top of the first page, "With the author's compliments." Item #54424
In this brief history of the discovery, the author examines the interpretation of the term "photography", which literally translates to writing with light; therefore, although unable to "fix" the affects of light upon silver, Johann Heinrich Schulze, would be the first photographer. Meldola remarks upon the work of Niepce, Daguerre and Fox Talbot, et al, for laying the photochemical foundation from which all subsequent processes derive.
Raphael Meldola, 1849 - 1915, was a noted professor of organic chemistry, member of numerous scientific societies, and author of, The Chemistry of Photography, 1889.
WorldCat locates a single copy at Cornell.