Paris: Prisma, 1943. First edition. Hardcover (original boards). 30p + 49 pls. followed by fold-out captions. No. 715 of 1590 copies. Ink name of previous owner, a Boston-area photographer. No d.j. (as issued?). Good: backstrip chipped, with some pieces missing. but the binding is sound and the content is very good. Pages age browned, as always. Item #25240
The first book on Hippolyte Bayard, the early French photographer of the 1840s. Reproduces his portraits (including his famed self-portrait as a drowned man), Paris exteriors and interiors, still lifes of gardening implements, etc., all made from paper negatives. An early work on photography of this period.