Paris: Lerebours et Secrétan; Lyon, Chez L'Auteur, 1847. First edition. 8vo., 194 pp.,(1), illustrations in text, at chapter heads. Contemporary quarter black calf, gilt titled on spine with black cloth over boards. Slight stain on one page, else a fine and bright copy. Item #52117
Little has been written or known of this daguerreotypist from Lyon. He published a short and concise manual of 24 pp. in 1844, and a few daguerreotypes of his making have appeared at auctions in recent years. This daguerreian manual containing the latest improvements in process, is followed by a short history of photography to date, and it contains an additional chapter that discusses the "American process" of daguerreotype. The index does not include this extra chapter.
WorldCat locates ten copies of this works with only the copy at the Musée d'histoire naturelle - Geneva containing the extra chapter. Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 41, pagination not noted. Roosens and Salu No. 2876 with pagination as 178 pp.