Glasgow: Richard Griffin and Co., 1841.
First Edition. Softcover. Very good. 8vo, pp. viii, 96, with lithographic frontispiece showing an image in positive and negative, and 29 illustrations in the text. Bound in later plain paper wrappers and housed in a clamshell box. Some chipping to the edges, staining (probably photographic chemicals) to the title page and Introduction only. Overall about very good. Hunt (1807-1887) was a chemist who played a prominent role in the early decades of photography in Britain. This volume, which incorporated much of his own research as well as a survey of important contributions to the field, is generally regarded as "the first book on photography in English" and was, according to Hannavy, "the most comprehensive account of photography photographic process published to that date." A rare and seminal work.