Paris: Mallet-Bachelier, 1857. Second edition. 16mo., 72 pp., 3 folding engraved plates. Contemporary half cloth and marbled paper over boards. Early owner's initials on the title page; light wear to the foredge of the last plate with only a few tiny tears and no loss; stamped in ink on the blank reverse of the terminal plate, "Bibliothéque Société Francaise de Photographie - Double." Very good. From p. 4 - 27, listed chronologically, are the saint's days, sunrise, sunset, moonrise and setting, positions of the planets, etc. The next 20 pages are definitions of photographic terms and chemicals, with the remainder being a procedural manual for making daguerreotypes, and various other processes, including making of wet collodion plates and albumen papers. The 3 folding plates illustrate the required equipment. The final leaf is misnumbered 7 rather than 72; this is the only textural difference between the first and second editions. OCLC locates ony 9 copies of both editions. Roosen and Salu fail to list this work by Latreille but do list an 1855 manual on paper processes, and 2 works from 1858 which are general treatises on the various process of the day.
(Inventory #: 51869)
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