The Photograph and Ambrotype Manual: A Practical Treatise on the art of Taking Positive and Negative Photographs... by Nathan G. Burgess, 1858 (REPRINT)

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The Photograph and Ambrotype Manual: "A Practical Treatise on the art of Taking Positive and Negative Photographs on Paper and Glass, commonly known as Photography, in all its branches; containing all the various recipes practices by the most successful operators in the United States". Fourth Edition, New York, 1858.

REPRINT, Laser-printed, softcover, 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, 242 pages, plus ads

This is an expanded and revised work fromt he first edition of 1855. It takes the reader through a detailed study of how to produce collodion negatives and salted prints, with extensive formulary before launching into a study of the ambrotype. From selecting equipment through the chemicals, exposure, varnishing, color, etc. this was the premier guide to the process in the United States.
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