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A. Hardy & A de Montméja
Clinique Photographique de l'hopital Saint-Louis
Bassenge Photography Auctions
Auction (17 June 2009, Sale 93, Lot 4645)
Contemporary half-leather volume (edges slightly rubbed, corners bumped) illustrated with 49 original partially hand-colored albumen photographs, gilt-stamped spine (slightly faded). Paris, Librairie Chamerot et Lauwereyns, 1868.
The first edition of this fascinating work on skin disease which was the first work to be illustrated with orginal photographs on this topic. The photographs show skin cancer, syphillus, eczema and many other skin diseases and their various symptoms. Extremely rare copy of the first edition.