From my late night reading yesterday on the dry collodion, it seems like a case of "too little, too late". It was too slow compared to the wet plates. A few enthusiasts did a lot of experimenting but the professionals never jumped on that train. I saw that Mark Osterman is going to do a workshop on the dry collodion emulsion paper stuff (Aristotype) during next year.
I wonder if the flammable properties of collodion is still there when it is dry? If so, it looks like an interesting combination with paper.
By the way, it is always interesting to know the history of things, like your copy of that book. It lends some character to it. Rather formal english, though.