Film vierge Pathé
[Société Pathé Frères]. Le film vierge Pathé. Manuel de développement et de tirage. Paris: Établissements Pathé-Cinéma, 1926. First edition. Octavo (9.375 x 6.125 inches; 237 x 155 mm.). xii, 155, [1, blank] pages, text printed on a very light brownish-yellow background. In-text illustrations throughout; six plates ("tableaux") with cutouts displaying a total of 107 inset frames (most about 24 mm) of film stock displaying numerous processing techniques; plates joined in pairs along the vertical edges, and tipped to additional blank plate which is bound in by a stub. Publisher's brown quarter-goatskin over marbled paper-covered boards; spine lettered, ruled and stamped in gilt; all edges of the text block trimmed; marbled endpapers, flyleaves. Possibly a hint of expert repair and color-correction along the joints but conceivably, it's just mild wear (the hinges appear to be completely untouched); tears to the leather, causing a small flap, at the base of the spine since mended and discretely laid back down. Edges very lightly worn, with some trivial paper loss at the corners; corners softly bumped; some insignificant surface scuffs to the leather; boards very gently bowed. Flyleaves very lightly foxed; occasional mild marginal soiling; edges of the plates very slightly cockled. Slightly furbished, presents as near fine. "[T]he three foldout cardboard tables of illustrations with 107 individual nitrate frames are the most complete ever published" (Paolo Cherchi Usai, "The Color of Nitrate" in Silent Film, London: 1996. pp. 22-23). Not in Viejo. (#10056).