A History and Handbook of Photography Translated from the French of Gaston Tissandier


ALTHOUGH one may reasonably object to the statement made by an eminent French savant that “chemistry is a French science,” there is no denying the fact that photography, so far as its early history is concerned, is eminently a French art. M. Tissandier, the author of the work now before us, of course does not fail to impress this fact repeatedly upon his readers by speaking of photography as the “art of Daguerre,” and indeed throughout the book he places his own countrymen in positions which might in some cases be justly considered as somewhat too prominent. The addition of some few historical notes, however, by Mr. Thomson, the editor, renders the work, on the whole, as fair a history of the subject as we could wish to read.

A History and Handbook of Photography. Translated from the French of Gaston Tissandier.

Edited by J. Thomson (London: Sampson Low and Co., 1876.)

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MELDOLA, R. A History and Handbook of Photography Translated from the French of Gaston Tissandier. Nature 13, 204–206 (1876). https://doi.org/10.1038/013204a0

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