Philadelphia: A.Hart, Late Carey and Hart, 1853.
Hardcover. Good+. 4.75" x7", pp , 15-224, illustrated with engravings. Original red cloth boards, rebacked with small part of original spine laid down. Chemical stains to rear board and edges of text block, occasionally affecting the margins only. Binding sound. Signature of Robert Freeland of the Proctor and Gamble Chemical Laboratory, Cincinnati, dated 1876, on front free endpaper. First American edition, combining two works by Croucher and one by Le Grey, and including much information on the apparatus, materials, and methods for several early photographic processes.