Mexico, D.F. Fonda de Cultura Económica, 1989. First edition. 4to., 111, (1) pp., over 45 full-page color and b&w plates after daguerreotypes. Photo-illustrated glossy stiff wrapper with inner flaps. Light wear to the edges of the wrappers, a very good copy. Item #51204
The title translates to: "On the polished surface of a mirror: photographers of the nineteenth century." An indispensable history of the indigenous and North American daguerreotypists active in Mexico, with over 100 practitioners listed, including a brief biography and location of practice. Text in Spanish.