Concise Instructions in the Art of Retouching by Burrows and Colton (Successors to Southwell Brothers, Photographers ...) With Lithographic Illustrations and Negatives, Which may be detached and printed from as Examples.
London: Marion & Co. 22 and 23, Soho Square, W, 1876.
First edition. Four full-page lithographed plates (lacking the original negatives which were issued as a frontispiece, and were intended to be removed: "Remove Negative from this End for Printing" is printed in lower margin of frontispiece). viii, 65pp. (followed by 25 blank leaves). 8vo. Early three-quarter calf and pebbled cloth, spine gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown of famous collector Sir David Salomons Item #329607
An early manual for professionals on the retouching of portrait photographs. Contains also a part on the enamelling of albumen prints and chemical intensification. Lacks the negatives in the frontispiece, as in most examples, because they are supposed to be removed in order to be able to print photographs from them.
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