Paris: J.J. Dubochet et Cie, 1844. First edition. 8vo., iv, 248 pp., illustrations in text. Contemporary binding of quarter red calf with marbled paper over boards, gilt rules and titling on spine. There is intermittent chemical staining, largely concentrated to the last 50 pp., and primarily to the blank margins; still a very good copy. Item #52144
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.