Practical Guide to Photographic
In the Preface to this book, Burton specifically notes K. Ogawa was using many of the photo-mechanical printing processes he described in this book.
I must, on the whole, declare more indebtedness to Mr. K. Ogawa of this city than to any one else. It has been my pleasure, and certainly been to my profit, to be associated with him in much experimental work in connection with various photographic processes, mechanical amongst others. Mr. Ogawa has put in operation the greater number of the photo-mechanical process described at the end of this book on more than an experimental scale, and he has made me free to publish all results whether of our joint work or of his own. (Preface to Second Edition, pages iv-v)
The section on photo-mechanical printing is from page 274 through 415. The table of contents for this portion of the book can be found here.
When living in England, W. K. Burton was also the author of an earlier publication on photography, The A.B.C. of (Modern) Photography, London, Piper & Carter, 4th edition, 1884, a 124 page booklet which is described as "a manual of photography for beginners on the assumption that the gelatine process is now the process of the day." In an edition of this book published ca 1887 Burton, comments on the gallery of A. Farsari and Co. in Yokohama and the colorization of photographs done in there.
William Kinnimond Burton, a British citizen and recognized writer/expert on photography, arrived in Japan. He was active in encouraging photography in Japan. Ogawa became a friend of W. K. Burton and was involved in at least six books published by Ogawa. Some believe that Burton was a silent partner with Ogawa in his collotype printing business. (Worswick, Japan: Photographs 1854-1905, at page 145)
William Kinninmond Burton (1856-1899), a Scottish engineer, arrived in Japan in 1887 and immediately became a Professor of Sanitary Engineering at Imperial University of Japan, Tokyo. He helped design the water and sewage systems that would take Tokyo and other Japanese cities into the 20th century. He designed the Ryounkaku considered to be the first Japanese sky scraper. This 12 story, 220 foot tall, building in Asakusa was the tallest building in Tokyo at the time it opened in 1890. Burton was an avid photographer and noted expert in the technical aspects of photography. He published several technical works on photography. Burton had a close association with Kazumasa Ogawa, the noted Japanese photographer and collotype printer. Along with Kazumasa Ogawa, Burton was a founding member of the Japan Photographic Society (Nihon Shashinkai), Japan's first organization for amateur photographers. Burton left Japan in 1896 and went to Taiwan but returned in 1899 where he died at the age of 43. Works authored by Burton or with his photographs include:
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