Pictorial Effect In Photography [1869]


By Henry Peach Robinson

Early instructional book on photographic manipulation

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  • Fully titled: Pictorial Effect In Photography. Being Hints On Composition And Chiaroscuro For Photographers. To Which Is Added A Chapter On Combination Printing
  • First Printing [Piper & Carter, London, 1869]; octavo; 199pp; green cloth boards, embossed designs, bevelled edges, gilt titling to front & spine, professionally rebacked, inner hinges split but firm, a very good copy
  • Contains three tipped-in photographs [frontispiece missing original tissue guard], numerous sketches & engravings
  • One of photography’s classic early treatises, detailing processes for photographic manipulation – scarce, especially in this condition