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Jerevan
12-16-2011, 03:13 AM
A cross-post, but for the sake of completeness in the silver gelatin forum, APUG member piticu just mentioned in another thread that The Theory of the Photographic Process by C E Kenneth Mees is up for reading at http://www.archive.org/details/TheTheoryOfThePhotographicProcess

I have no idea if this is an essential book or not - just passing the info from this thread http://www.apug.org/forums/forum56/99503-reference-book.html further.

hobbes
12-16-2011, 04:11 AM
A cross-post, but for the sake of completeness in the silver gelatin forum, APUG member piticu just mentioned in another thread that The Theory of the Photographic Process by C E Kenneth Mees is up for reading at http://www.archive.org/details/TheTheoryOfThePhotographicProcess

I have no idea if this is an essential book or not - just passing the info from this thread http://www.apug.org/forums/forum56/99503-reference-book.html further.

tack så mycket for this excellent reading! :)

t-royce
12-16-2011, 09:24 AM
Using the search function on that website you will come up with a number of books by Mees and Sheppard:

http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Mees%22

Many good reads, on the early development of photography and the photographic research industry like:

On the Resolving Power of Photographic Plates (November 3, 1909)
The organization of industrial scientific research (1920)
The Path Of Science (1946)
The Theory of Photographic Processes: On the Chemical Dynamics of Development (January 1, 1904)
An atlas of absorption spectra (1909)
The fundamentals of photography (1921)
The photography of coloured objects (1909)
Investigations on the theory of the photographic process (1907)

dwross
12-16-2011, 09:28 AM
Thanks Jerevan!! (and piticu, of course.)

Your instincts are great. This is an excellent book for the folks likely visiting this sub-forum. It was the first in a series of revised editions over many years, first written by Mees, and then by Mees and James (the third edition is the one so often mentioned about sensitizing dyes.) Each revision dropped out or condensed information that had become 'obsolete', but of course, obsolete is just another word for gold mine to some of us :). This first 1942 edition is most valuable for its extensive coverage of gelatin.

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dwross
12-16-2011, 09:35 AM
Using the search function on that website you will come up with a number of books by Mees and Sheppard:

Fantastic! I did have other plans besides reading all morning! Ah, well :).

Hexavalent
12-16-2011, 09:44 AM
Oooooooohhhh! Wonderful stuff.
So much for me getting any "work" done today :)

wildbillbugman
12-16-2011, 11:30 AM
Dag-Nabbit ! I need to coat plates ! More informatrion! Quit confusing me with information!
E.T.

bdial
12-16-2011, 12:52 PM
Thanks. It's interesting to have a PDF version of this book.

Not ready to give up my hard cover copy though.

Kirk Keyes
12-17-2011, 05:03 PM
That's a good book. But I have to point out that it is most likely still under copyright, despite it being listed as "public domain" on the archive.org site.

For full disclosure, I have a pdf copy of Wall that I made available for download on my website that is most like still under copyright as well...

John Shriver
12-22-2011, 09:44 PM
Depends on whether the Copyright was renewed. There's a lot of effort going on by folks now to identify textbooks that have fallen into the public domain by dint of non-renewal of Copyright.

The paper Copyright records at the Library of Congress are very hard to use to prove this. I bet the publishing industry does not want those records digitized.