1874 · Paris
by CandÃ¨ze, Le Docteur [Ernest Charles Auguste]
Paris: A. Loiseau Fils, 1874. First edition. 8vo., iv, 39 pp., illustrations in text. Illustrated paper wrappers. Very light foxing with one small instance of marginalia in pencil; the front wrapper is detached, chipped and soiled, and the pamphlet has a soft vertical crease. Housed in a newly made clamshell box of cloth and marbled paper over boards. Ernest Charles Auguste CandÃ¨ze was a Belgian doctor of medicine and an entomologist and author of scientific novels. His interest in photography led him to design early folding and highly portable cameras. "Dr. CandÃ¨ze's ScÃ©nographe camera, patented in France on 26 March, 1874, was one of the earliest of the panel-strut cameras. Although not designed for hand use - it came with a walking-stick tripod - it had the appearance of the later, collapsing strut cameras." (Brian Coe, CAMERAS: FROM DAGUERREOTYPES TO INSTANT PICTURES, p. 44).
Roosens and Salu No. 1500. WorldCat locates only digital files for this title. (Inventory #: 26138)