A012. RARE U.S. ARMY 1896 MANUAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY. HARDCOVER, 112 PAGES. Government Printing Office, 1896. First Edition, indexed, with two folding plates, many additional illustrations in the text. The author was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps who had used photography for mapping purposes in the far west and Central America and later trained officers on photographic technique. This manual was prepared “to explain in as simple, nontechnical language as possible such of the operations of photography as will prove of value for military purposes.” Chapters cover the basics of light and lenses, development, printing, cameras and exposure, enlarging, “photographic topography,” and the preparation of cameras for field work. The last page and back, inside cover have slight damage. One of the very first military manuals on photography ever produced. GUARANTEED ORIGINAL. FREE SHIPPING IN THE U.S.A. CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE.