Paris: J.J. Dubochet et Cie, 1844. First edition. 8vo., iv, 248 pp., illustrations in text. Contemporary binding of quarter calf with marbled paper over boards, gilt rules and titling on spine which reads, "TRAITÉ DE POTHOPRAPHE" (sic). Moderate rubbing to the board tips; a tiny droplet stain on the blank lower tip of approximately 20 pages, and else near fine. Item #52121
Gaudin's early and definitive manual covering every aspect of daguerreotyping including making, exposing and processing the plates, electroplating daguerreotype plates for making reproductions, making portraits; it also includes complete instructions for making Talbot's calotypes. Bellier de la Chavignerie, Manuel Bibliographie du Photographe Francais, 1863, No. 31. Roosens and Salu No. 2855.