AUBRY, Roger, director. Émile DACIER, preface. [G. AURIOL, cover design]. ~ L’Épreuve photographique, première série. Paris: Plon-Norrit et Cie, [ 1904].
Folio (432 × 314 mm), pp. , 48 photographs, . Original wrappers. Illustrated book cover. Slightly torn at head and foot of spine. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).
First edition, first series. It includes fine photogravure plates by numerous photographers including Léon Bovier, Rene Le Bègue, Édouard Adelot and Maurice Bucquet. Robert Aubry, the director is known in the photographic world for his work in aerial photography and used this skill to organise the clubs first competition in this subject. The cover and table of contents have been illustrated beautifully by the type and graphic designer Auriol and it displays an Art Nouveau style with a typeface inspired by Japanese calligraphy. A second series followed in 1905, but is very rare.