The daguerreotype : manuscript, 1839.


The daguerreotype : manuscript, 1839.

Detailed summary of the first public description of Daguerre's photographic process, given by François Arago at a meeting of the Académie des sciences, Paris, on August 19, 1839; with a brief account of what transpired at the meeting before and after Arago's remarks.

[4] p. ; 33 cm.

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