Paris: Charles Chevalier, 1854. First Edition. 12mo, wraps, 88 pp. A near fine copy with some wear to extremities of wraps and fine contents. Near Fine. Item #List01203
A scarce early photographic manual by the anatomist Julien Fau, who was best known for his lithographic works on human anatomy. This is an early manual of the collodion process. Quite uncommon, with eleven copies held institutionally, five in North America. Little is known about Fau’s involvement with photography, though given his interest in the human form, it would be fair to assume he may have employed it for the process of anatomical studies. An exceptionally clean copy, from the library of the noted collector Otto Oren Fisher. Roosens and Salu 6522.