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Photo Engraving by H.D.Farquhar

The Grammar of Photo Engraving. 150 pages comprising of 12 chapters, with illustrations, and some advertising. Chapters include: Chemicals Used in Photo Engraving, Apparatus and the Workshop, Photographing on Wood and Other Processes. Published in 1895 by Dawburn & Ward, Limited, medium octavo size (6.125 x 9.25inches).Author is H.D.Farquhar with assistance from Mr. J.M.Eder. Original cloth binding with debossed decoration.

Condition: Internally, very clean and complete. Handling wear to cover.

Price: £55

The Half Tone Process by Julius Verfasser

Complete book on the half tone printing process.350 pages comprising of 18 chapters, with some marvellous illustrations throughout showing equipment used and techniques with some adverts. Size is 8.5 x 6inches.Original dark cloth binding with debossed gold lettering. Fourth edition published by ILIFFE & Sons Limited, London. 1907.

Condition: Good, clean copy with usual handling wear.

Price: £45

Photo Trichromatic Printing by C.G.Zander

An attempt by C G Zander,"to explain the laws of colour phenomena and their application to Three Colour work, in plain homely language". C.G.Z. London, April, 1896. 50 page book, published by Raithby, Lawrence & Co.,Ltd., Leicester 1896.Original green cloth cover.

Condition: Tight copy with some handling wear. Very clean internally.

Price: £40

Bromide Paper by Dr. E. A. Just 1891

Instructions for Contact Printing and enlarging. Written by Dr.E.A.Just and translated by Walter E.Woodbury and H.Snowden Ward. 160 pages of detailed instructions about using bromide papers with many illustrations and a photographic frontispiece. Published by Percy Lund and Co.1891. Inscription in front of book, "H.Bentley, St. Stephens Club, Westminster, London 10.7.93". Wills Collection of Photographica Birmingham sticker on inside of back cover.

Condition: Water damage to cover. Internally very good.

Price: £50

The Practical Photographer, The Carbon Process 1904

Number 13 in the Practical Photographer series, published by Hodder and Stoughton, October 1904. 65 pages with some extra advertisements, describing the techniques for making carbon prints. "Profusely Illustrated". Complete with original cardboard cover.

Condition: Some handling wear and staples are rusting. Pages and content are very good.

Price: £25

The Art of Retouching Photographic Negatives by Robert Johnson

Published by Marion & Co. Limited. Soho Square 1915, 8th Edition, revised and rewritten by T.S.Bruce and Alfred Braithwaite. 90 pages on the, "Practical directions how to finish and colour negatives etc".William Harwood bookplate in front cover.

Condition: Handling wear to binding. Internally very clean.

Price: £30

Beauties of the Bermuda Islands

Book containing 24 Albertype prints relating to the people and places on the Bermuda Islands. Published by The Albertype Co.,N.Y. Book size is 165mm x 125mm.

Condition: Book is very worn with damage to cover from handling. Some soiling to pages. Prints are good.

Price: £25

Amateur Photography Book c1888.

Book in 5 sections and bound as a volume. The Amateur Guide in Photography by T.H.Blair c1888, How to Make Pictures by Henry Clay Price c1887, The Photographic Amateur by J.Traill Taylor c1883, The Photographic Instructor by W.I.Lincoln Adams c1888, Photographic Chemistry c1886 and The Art and Practice of Silver Printing by H.P.Robinson and Capt. Abney c1888. Littered with illustrations and some period advertising.

Condition: Cover is worn with some staining. Internal pages are clean.

Price: £65