Item #15174 The Ferrotype and How to Make It. Edward M. Estabrooke.
The Ferrotype and How to Make It

The Ferrotype and How to Make It

Cincinnati and Louisville: Gatchel & Hyatt, 1872.

First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 5" x 7.5", pp. viii, 9-200, [28], complete as issued, with two sample tintypes mounted with printed over-mats on the front and rear pastdowns. An empty printed Estabrooke sleeve for holding a ferrotype is laid in. Original purple cloth, sunned at the spine and with a few chemical stains. Some foxing to the over-mats, contents otherwise clean, binding sound. This popular early manual, which provides detailed instructions for making positives on enamelled iron and touts the ferrotype's "superiority over all other positive pictures," is reportedly the first book to contain original images on a material other than paper.

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