Title: History of the Discovery of Photography
Publisher: By the author [Walker Engraving Company], NY
Publication Date: 1934
Edition: 1st English Edition.
214 pages. 19 x 12 1/2 cm. Limited edition, one of 25 copies, this being no. 12 presented to Dr. Fritz Wentzel, with the bookplate of his son, Volkmar Wentzel, who worked for National Geographic for forty-eight years. Volkmar Wentzel's photographs were exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian, et al. His father, Dr. Wentzel was a a distinguished photo-chemist and dedicated photographer who like Alfred Stieglitz, studied under Professor Dr. Hermann Vogel, the celebrated scientist and early champion of photography as an art form. Translated into English by Edward Epstean. Bright, fresh copy. Orig. green cloth, backstrip lettered in gilt. Fine. Bookseller Inventory # 18526
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