- A. V. Simcock, Photography 150: Images from the First Generation, (Museum of the History of Science, Oxford, 1989).
Originally published to accompany the exhibition of the same title, provides an in-depth study of the Museum's collection of early photographs and forms the basis on which this exhibition on the Web was created.
- Turner Browne, Macmillan Biographical Encyclopedia of Photographic Artists and Innovators, (London and New York, 1983).
Comprehensive biographical coverage of early photographers.
- Brian Coe and Mark Haworth-Booth, A Guide to Early Photographic Processes, (Victoria and Albert Museum, 1983).
A beautifully produced book on the subject.
- Luis Nadeau, Encyclopedia of Printing, Photographic, and Photomechanical Processes, (2 vols, Atelier Luis Nadeau, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, 1989).
A useful reference work that describes all of the early photographic processes and their variants.
- James M. Reilly, Care and Identification of 19th-Century Photographic Prints, (Eastman Kodak Company, 1986).
Detailed information, including a flowchart to help identification.
- Sara Stevenson, David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson, (National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1981).
Catalogue of their calotypes taken between 1843 and 1847 in the collection of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
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