London: Sampson, Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1876.
Hardcover. Good. First English edition. 6" x 7.25", pp xvi, 326, 14 (ads); errata slip tipped in. Illustrated with woodcuts and engravings. Original dark red cloth, rebacked, with most of original spine laid down. Retains original endpapers, which are printed with additional advertisements. Moderate edgewear. Binding sound, contents clean. Tissandier was a chemist, journalist, and amateur photographer. This work provides a useful survey of the history of photography to date, followed by instruction on creating a studio, preparing plates, printing, enlarging, etc, as well as the practical applications of photography in art, astronomy, microscopy, and other fields.