Paris: Alphonse Giroux et Cie, Éditeurs, Rue du Coq-Saint-Honoré, No. 7, où se Fabriquent les Appareils; et chez les Principaux Libraires, Papetiers, Marchands, d'Estampes et Opticiens. 1839. Nouvelle Edition, corrigée et augmentée du portrait de l'auteur. 8vo., [ii], frontispiece portrait, [ii], 76 pp., 6 leaves of plates; complete with half-title page. Original printed wrappers, bound in a later quarter morocco and marbled paper over boards. The portrait of Daguerre shows moderate toning and foxing, as is often found, with an occasional spot of light foxing at the blank margin of a few leaves. There is a less than one inch repair with archival tissue at the blank lower margin of the half-title page; otherwise a fine and bright copy with full margins. Item #52087
Other than this issue having been printed by Felix Matteste et Cie, the imprint, the introduction of the engraved portrait of Daguerre, and the re-engraved plates with one added figure, this, the Second Edition is the eighth issue of Daguerre's manual with the text identical to the previous issues. The date of this issue is established by its entry in Bibliographie de la France, 28 September, 1839.
Printing and the Mind of Man No. 318b. Hoblit/Grolier No. 21a (4th issue). Norman No. 569. Roosens and Salu No. 2778a. Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 4, listing an earlier issue.