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Smee, Alfred; Edmond de Valicourt, ed. Nouveau manuel complet de galvanoplastie ou éléments d'électro-métallurgie contenant l'art de réduire les métaux a l'aide du fluide galvanique, pour dorer, argenter, platiner, cuivrer, etc. etc. Paris: La Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, 1860. 12mo (15.3 cm, 6"). 2 vols. I: , 411,  pp.; illus. II: , 372 pp.; 2 fold. plts. $100.00
Treatise on electrotype (a.k.a. galvanoplasty), written by a surgeon and inventor. First published in French in 1843, following its original London appearance in 1840, this useful work on methods of reproducing illustrations went through a number of printings in English, French, and German; it appears here "entièrement refondue et mise au courant de toutes les découvertes nouvelles," edited by de Valicourt as part of the Manuels-Roret series. The text, which includes a chapter on => daguerrotypes, is illustrated with in-text examples of wood-engravings copyable via the methods described, and the second volume features => two very long, fold-out plates displaying an array of equipment.
Provenance: From the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).
Late 19th/early 20th–century half morocco with marbled paper–covered sides, spines with gilt-stamped author, title, and date; extremities and spine bands rubbed and refurbished. Upper edges stained red, with staining extending slightly into many upper margins; some pages trimmed closely. Light to moderate foxing and soiling. (40654) Please RESHELVE This.
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