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Ris-Paquot, [Oscar-Edmond]. La pratique de la photographie à la lumière artificielle. Paris: Charles Mendel, [ca. 1905?]. 12mo (20 cm, 7.87"). 88, 16 (adv.) pp.; illus. $125.00
Analysis of the use (and creation) of different types of artificial light in early 20th-century photographic technology, written by an artist and art historian responsible for reference works on art forms including faience and enamel, as well as a number of practical guides on photography techniques. => The guide is illustrated with small, in-text renderings of equipment and setups.
Our suggested publi cation date is based on the back wrapper advertisement for La Photo-Revue, which states that the periodical was then in its 16th year. This manual is not commonly encountered now, with searches of WorldCat finding => only two U.S. institutions reporting holdings (George Eastman House, Texas State University-San Marcos).
Provenance: This is an => author's presentation copy: half-title inscribed "L'auteur à Monsieur de Tardieu," with signature. Later from the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).
Publisher's paper wrappers in (taped) glassine dust jacket; spine slightly darkened. Signatures unopened; pages age-toned; a clean and sound copy. (40421) Please RESHELVE This.
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