[Paris]: Aux Bureaux D'Abonnement et de Vente, 1839. First edition. 4to., 412 pp.,profusely illustrated with engravings. Bound in the publisher's illustrated paper over boards with cloth spine. Tips and edges rubbed and lightly soiled; moderate foxing. Very good. Item #26327
Contains the article "La Photographie, ou le Daguerréotype" [374-376 pp.] illustrated with five wood-engravings of the Daguerreotype camera, iodine fuming box, plate frame, and mercury curing box. This is one of the earliest descriptions of Daguerre's process to have been printed for the general public. It gives a brief outline of the development of the process as well as a working methodology.