Le daguerréotype. In: Annales de Chimie et de Physique, vol. 71, 1839, pp. 313-340.
Paris: Crochard, 1839.
1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Very Good. Item #003642
8vo (200 x 122 mm). Entire volume: 445,  pp., including half title and general title. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, spine with gilt decoration, gilt-lettered labels and additional printed and hand-lettered paper label, brown sprinkled edges, original light-blue endpapers (leather and extremities rubbed, minor wear to corners). Little age-toning and minor occasional spotting. Provenance: Lycee Faidherbe de Lille (title and some text pages with old library stamp, shelf mark in manuscript to title). Good copy, collated complete. ----
FIRST EDITION. Arago's official report of the invention of the the photographic process, called daguerréotype, was published in the journal Comptes Rendues at the end of 1839 (July-December issue), but it was preceeded by this announcement published in the July issue of the Annales de Chimie et de Physique. Arago's report was presented to the Academie des Sciences on January 7, 1839. - Visit our website to see more images!
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