Item #54426 LA CHRONOPHOTOGRAPHIE. J. Marey, Etienne, Jules.


Paris: Bauthier-Villars, 1899. First edition. 8vo., 40 pp., 23 figures in text from drawings and photographs. Printed wrappers. Lacking a small chip from the top of the spine and a few along the top edge of the front wrapper. Slight creasing at the lower tip. Very good and unopened. Item #54426

Marey presented this lecture on his methodology, apparatus, and its implications at a conference held at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, 29 January, 1899. Among the reproductions are the chronophotographs that prove a cat lands on all four feet when thrown in the air (not recommended by this cataloguer). His method of single camera decomposed motion led to the projected motion picture, to the paintings of Duchamp and the Italian futurists.

Not listed by Roosens and Salu. WorldCat locates a single copy in a bound volume of pamphlets at the National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum.

Price: $300.00

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