QUAND J'ÉTAIS PHOTOGRAPHE. (WHEN I WAS A PHOTOGRAPHER).; Preface by Léon Daudet
by Nadar (Gaspard-Felix Tournachon)
Paris: Ernest Flammarion, 1899. First edition. Nadar. 12mo., viii, 312 (1) pp. Later binding of quarter morocco and marbled paper over boards, with gilt title and raised bands on spine. The top blank corner of the first 3 leaves are chipped, with a stain on the following leaf in the same spot; small hole in the blank margin of the last two leaves. Text toned. SIGNED and inscribed by Nadar on the half-title page, " Doctuer Desnos, Marseille 1900" with the neat ex-libris of Dr. Desnos affixed to the front pastedown. Nadar was the first to photograph the catacombs of Paris, and the first to make a photograph from a balloon, among his other distinctions retold in this entertaining autobiography.
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