TRAITÉ PRATIQUE DE PHOTOGRAPHIE: EXPOSÉ COMPLET PROCÉDÉS RELATIFS AU DAGUERRÉOTYPE...SUIVI DE LA DESCRIPTION APPROFONDIE DE SA NOUVELLE MÉTHODE POR TRAVAILLER AU BAIN D'ARGENT.
Paris: J.J. Dubochet et Cie, 1844. First edition. 8vo., iv, 248 pp., illustrations in text. Recent binding of half morocco with marbled paper over boards, with five raised bands and titling in gilt on the spine. The title page and first few leaves show an early dampstain and foxing; the foxing diminishes to light for the majority of the text. A very good copy. Item #54400
Gaudin's early and definitive manual covering every aspect of daguerreotyping including making, exposing and processing the plates, electroplating the daguerreotype plates for making reproductions, and 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.