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NOTEBOOKS OF A CERAMIC ENGINEER AND CHEMIST FOR OHIO COMPANIES: SEBRING, HOMER LAUGHLIN (FIESTA WARE), AND SUMMIT CHINA

Shegog, Thomas Alexander 19 ring binders and bound notebooks of varying sizes, containing thousands of pages of notes, figures, graphs and formulas, in holograph, typescript and printed form, pertaining to all aspects of the chemical analysis of various clays, and the manufacture of ceramics, with particular attention to porcelain and its glazes, and other related materials. Thomas A. Shegog (1869 - 1929), a ceramic engineer, was born in Ireland and died in East Liverpool, Ohio. His professional credentials include: graduate of The Royal College of Sciences, Dublin, Ireland; Fellow, Institute of Chemistry, London, England; City and Guilds Technical Institute of Ceramics, London, England; and Fellow, American Institute of Chemists, New York, U.S.A. In 1922, Mr. Shegog opened offices in New York as a consulting and research chemist in the field of ceramics, a position he enjoyed with several well known companies, including the Sebring Pottery Company, Sebring, Ohio; Homer Laughlin China Company (Fiesta Ware), East Liverpool, Ohio; Summit China Company, Akron, Ohio; Salem China Company, Salem, Ohio, etc. This collection of archival materials begins with Mr. Shegog as an Honors student in London, and appears to have been augmented after his death by a later person of similar technical standing, bringing the materials to 1940. It is a highly detailed and historical archive on the ceramics industry, with an emphasis on the ceramics industry centered in Ohio. Several of the notebooks are partially disbound, with covers to a few of the ring binders lacking. Several pages of an early notebook have chipping with a little loss of text. In all, the condition is good or better.
PUBLICACIONES ARGENTINAS CON FOTOGRAFÍAS ORIGINALES [1855 - 1900] :; Bibliografía razonada con apéndice latinoamericano

PUBLICACIONES ARGENTINAS CON FOTOGRAFÍAS ORIGINALES [1855 – 1900] :; Bibliografía razonada con apéndice latinoamericano

Ferrari, Roberto A. 8vo., 129 pp., 25 color plates, errata sheet laid-in. Color illustrated stiff wrappers with printed inner flaps. Fine, as new. In this new bibliography, Roberto A. Ferrari has greatly expanded upon his Bibliografia de Publicaciones Argentinas con Fotografías Montadas [1864 - 1900], Olivos, 1993. This is a comprehensive accounting, with full bibliographic entries for all known [113 ] published Argentinian periodicals, pamphlets and books, which contain original photographic illustrations. Additionally, 73 like items from Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico, Perú, Uruguay, and Venezuela are afforded the same bibliographic treatment. An extensive bibliography of reference publications is included. Limited to 200 copies. Roberto A. Ferrari was born in Buenos Aires in 1949. His interests in technology, the history of science and photography are wide ranging. He founded the Asociacíon Biblioteca José Babini, and is also a founder of the Sociedad Iberoamericana de Historia de la Fotografía. He has contributed papers to several photographic congresses, and articles in the Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, John Hannavy, editor, 2008. Among his other publications are Redescubrimiento de la copia Americana del contrato Niépce - Daguerre (co-authored with Diego Medan) Buenos Aires: Facultad de Agronomía, 2010.
A MANUAL OF PHOTOGRAPHIC CHEMISTRY

A MANUAL OF PHOTOGRAPHIC CHEMISTRY, INCLUDING THE PRACTICE OF THE COLLODION PROCESS

Hardwich, T. Frederick 12mo., xvi, 384 pp., errata, figures in text. Publisher's gilt and blind-embossed cloth. There is a short closed tear on the half-title page with no loss, and a private library stamp on the front free endpaper and blank margin of the preface. The rear hinge is a tiny bit weak; a near fine copy. INSCRIBED "with the author's compts" to Dr. A [Arthur] Farre, with his engraved armorial bookplate affixed to the front pastedown. First published in 1855, this manual quickly became the standard for its time. According to Eder "It is particularly valuable because he treated photo-chemistry exhaustively and gave an original and very useful method for the production of photographic collodion cotton." Sipley, in PHOTOGRAPHY'S GREAT INVENTORS calls this ".the first manual of photo-chemistry." It is actually the first manual of photographic chemistry in the English language. Dr. Arthur Farre was a Fellow of the Royal Society, a prominent obstetrician and made "physician extraordinary" to The Queen. OCLC locates ten copies. Gernsheim - INCUNABULA OF BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERATURE 1839 - 1875, No. 739 incorrectly lists the first edition as having 530 pp. The Harry Ransom Center, the repository of the Gernsheim Collection, shows the first edition of 1855 as having 384 pp. (as does ours) and no copies among their numerous editions having 530 pp. Roosens and Salu No. 1836 follows the same pagination mistake as Gernsheim.
COMPENDIUM DES QUATRE BRANCHES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE:; TRAITÉ COMPLET

COMPENDIUM DES QUATRE BRANCHES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE:; TRAITÉ COMPLET, THÉORIQUE ET PRATIQUE DES PROCÉDÉS DE DAGUERRE, TALBOT, NIEPCE DE SAINT-VICTOR, ET ARCHER. APPLICATIONS DIVERSES. PRÉCÉDÉ DES ANNALES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE ET SUIVI D’ÉLÉMENTS ET CHIMIE ET D’OPTIQUE, APPLIQUEÉS À CET ART

Belloc, A. [Auguste] 8vo., [iv], 447 pp. Contemporary quarter roan and marbled paper over boards. Mild rubbing at edges; shelf numbers and deaccession stamps of the Société Francaise de Photographie on the blank margin of the half-title and title page, a few blank lower tips are creased. A very good copy. Auguste Belloc, born in Paris in 1800, was a portrait miniaturist and watercolor painter. By 1851, Belloc was making portraits with the daguerreotype and calotype processes. He was one of the founding members of the Société Française de Photographie. In the mid 1850's, he was inventing, manufacturing and selling photographic supplies and equipment, which he continued until his death in 1868. In 1869, Marconi reproduced and published Belloc's exquisite nudes, which were deemed pornographic at the time. This is an expanded edition of Belloc's LES QUATRE BRANCHES DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE: TRAITÉ COMPLET, THÉORIQUE ET PRATIQUE DES PROCÉDÉS DE DAGUERRE. 1855, important as a theoretical and historical account of the earliest photographic processes. Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 106. Roosens and Salu No. 4244. OCLC locates only seven copies.
RECHERCHES PHOTOGRAPHIQUES: PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR VERRE. HÉLIOCHROMIE. GRAVURE HÉLIOGRAPHIQUE. - NOTES ET PROCÉDÉS DIVERS.; SUIVIES DE CONSIDÉRATIONS PAR M. E. CHEVREUL; AVEC UNE PRÉFACE BIOGRAPHIE ET DES NOTES PAR M. ERNEST LACAN

RECHERCHES PHOTOGRAPHIQUES: PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR VERRE. HÉLIOCHROMIE. GRAVURE HÉLIOGRAPHIQUE. – NOTES ET PROCÉDÉS DIVERS.; SUIVIES DE CONSIDÉRATIONS PAR M. E. CHEVREUL; AVEC UNE PRÉFACE BIOGRAPHIE ET DES NOTES PAR M. ERNEST LACAN

Niépce de Saint-Victor, Claude-Felix-Abel 8vo., xxiv, 140 pp. Lacking the engraved portrait frontispiece. Quarter calf and marbled paper over boards, gilt-title within gilt rules on spine, which is moderately rubbed. [bound with] Blanquart-Évrard, M. [Louis Désiré] TRAITÉ DE PHOTOGRAPHIE SUR PAPIER; AVEC UNE INTRODUCTION PAR M. GEORGES VILLE. Paris: Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, 1851. 8vo., L, 199 pp. Scattered foxing; very good. [bound with] BULLETIN DE LA SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE DE PHOTOGRAPHIE, 1857. 8vo., 391 pp., with the photolithographic plate by Poitevin. Very good. RECHERCHES PHOTOGRAPHIQUES is a very important collection of the official memoirs presented to the French Academy of Science by the "nephew" (actually, his second cousin) of J.N. Niépce, Niépce de Saint-Victor. Beginning his experiments in photography in 1847, his progress by the next year afforded him the opportunity to report on his invention of photography on glass. Niépce de Saint-Victor presented the first practical glass plate negative process, using at first starch and later albumen as the emulsion base, which was in turn used by many French photographers of this period. The author is also credited with the early development of photographic gravure printing." THE SOURCES OF MODERN PHOTOGRAPHY, Arno Press. Roosens and Salu No. 7480. Sufficiently rare as to be overlooked by Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863. WorldCat locates only six copies, among the holdings are: University of California - Riverside, National Gallery of Canada Library, Bibliotheque Nationale de France, and the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. Blanquart-Evrard was responsible for great improvements in the printing on paper of photographs. He initially improved upon Talbot's Calotype, and Niépce de Saint-Victor's work with negatives on glass [see above entry]. This manual provided a procedural for making albumen prints, which revolutionized the production and clarity of the negative/positive print. A rare and important manual. IMAGINING PARADISE p.165. Roosens and Salu No. 925. Sufficiently rare as to be overlooked by Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863. WorldCat lists twelve copies; among the holdings are: National Gallery of Canada Library, Royal Danish Library, and the British Library.