1854 · New York
by Delamotte, Philip H.
New York: Office of the Photographic and Fine Art Journal, 1854. First U.S. edition. 12mo., [iv], 67 pp. New calf-backed cloth over boards, with printed paper label on the upper cover. Light chipping to the foredge of the title page; a few upper tips are creased; very good. A manual and formulary of various contemporary paper printing processes and collodion on glass negatives, etc.
Originally published in London in 1853. This, the first U.S. edition, differs only in the size of the type, which is smaller, and it was issued without a photographic frontispiece.
Helmut Gernsheim in INCUNABULA OF BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERATURE 1839-1875 does not mention this U.S. edition in his entries No. 18 and No. 709. Roosens and Salu No. 6372.
(Inventory #: 26218)