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Le Daguerreotype
Bachelier Paris: Bachelier, 1839. First Edition. Hard Cover. [4], 903, [1-errata] pages. 3/4 cloth over marbled boards. Exlibrary, properly deaccessioned (occasional stamp, library bookplate on front pastedown endpaper). Binding is sound, noting chipping to the cloth at the outer hinges and corners.Uniform browning internally, paper still supple.Housed in a custom case with leather spine, raised bands and gilt lettering. Contains 'Le Daguerreotype', the first real public announcement of Daguerre's historic photographic process. Horblit 21b (One Hundred Books Famous in Science) notes it is the 'First disclosure of Daguerre's process'. 'Arago ... made a brief announcement on Daguerre's process in the Chamber on 7 January 1839, and in the following August printed [ as offered here ] the full text of his report thereon made to a joint session of the Chamber of Deputies and the Academy of Sciences.' (PMM 318). We offer the entire volume 9, July to December 1839, which also includes additional articles. Le Daguerreotype is found on pages 250-267. Very Good.
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