Re: Reading Eder

From: Richard Knoppow ^lt;[email protected]>
Date: 10/19/05-06:34:14 AM Z
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From: Judy Seigel <>
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Subject: Reading Eder

On Tue, 18 Oct 2005, Kai Hamann wrote:

> at the end I found a reference related to the "Handbook" IV/1 in
> "Reilly, James M. The Albumen & Salted Paper Book: The history and
> practice of photographic printing, 1840-1895. Light Impressions
> Corporation. Rochester, 1980" on
> (where
> the "History" is mentioned too). Cite:
On the 3rd hand, having had Clerc and Glafkides in English, now I wonder
about those translations: they seemed OK, but more useful for background
than actual operation -- sort of bare bones. Probably the best sources
were the old Annuals and Formularies and Dictionaries and "amateur"
magazines until about 1920... maybe even 1930. (After that.... Paul
Anderson !!!). On the 4th hand, I also had Stouffer 21-steps and
sensitometer, I suspect more useful than any other endowment, physical or

Meanwhile, how did Reilly read Eder?

Judy S.

      One problem with Clerc is that he did not include any references. None of the English editions have references and I think they are not in the original either. This makes the book much less valuable for research than it could have been. I like to go to original sources when I can so its frustrating when there is little to go on to find them.

Richard Knoppow
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Received on Wed Oct 19 06:38:18 2005

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