A nicely bound copy if this important book. This second edition was largely rewritten to encompass the progress made in photography since the original edition, ten years earlier. Robert Hunt (1807-87) was librarian and keeper of mining records at the Museum of Practical Geology and professor of mechanical engineering at the Royal School of Mines, London. Hunt’s experiments began before the publication of the processes of Daguerre or Fox Talbot and he continued to contribute to the development of photography, carrying out numerous photographic and photochemical experiments. He was one of the founders of the London Photographic Society. Xx,396pp, folding engraved frontispiece with hand coloured spectrum, some diagrams through the text. Condition good, Leather spine beginning to split, corners bumped and rubbed, foxing at beginning and end of book (see photos).
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