Hamburg: Wilh. Ludwig Anthes, 1839. 8vo., 40 pp., 1 folding engraved plate. Contemporary marbled paper over boards which moderately worn and rubbed at the spine. Faint foxing; a dampstain on the title page steadily fades by p.13. Early signature on the title page. Very good. Item #52881
A partial German translation of Daguerre's HISTORIQUE ET DESCRIPTION DES PROCÉDES DU DAGUERRÉOTYPE ET DIORAMA. This also includes the Act of June 15, 1839 granting pensions to Daguerre and Niepce; the July 3, 1839 report relative to the pension, presented to the Chambre des députés by Arago; the July 30, 1839 report presented to the Chambre des pairs by Gay-Lussac.
The exact chronology of the German printings of Daguerre's manual is inconclusive and varies from source to source; some calling this the second German printing of Daguerre's manual, preceded only by a Stuttgart printing, others say Berlin as the first and this as either the third or forth printing. Additionally, the amount of Daguerre's text and the inclusion of other texts vary in each printing. Heidtmann, et al GERMAN PHOTOGRAPHIC LITERATURE 1839 - 1978, No. 3560. Roosens and Salu No. 2791. Newhall No. 22. OCLC locates eight copies with the George Eastman House as the only North American holding.