PELOUZE, Edmond. Secrets modernes des arts et métiers.
Paris, Librairie de Maison, 1840 - 1850.
Four 12mo (166x98 mm), vol. 1: (4)-455 pages / vol. 2: (4)-467 pages / vol. 3: (4)-402 pages / vol. 4: (1)-(3 bl.)-41-(5)-(332 bl.)-(1)-(7 bl.) pages. Volume 4 is a manuscript. binding : Contemporary quarter sheep, gilt flat spine lettered in gilt, sprinkled edges.
Third edition, the most important, because contains a description of the Daguerreotype's technique, presented at the Academy of Sciences of Paris on 7th January 1839 by Arago,
This book consists in many different chapters with one that reproduced the full text of the description of this revolutionary process, taken from the « Historique et description du daguerréotype et du diorama », published in 1839 by Daguerre.
It is one of the first diffusions of this technique in a book of scientific popularization (in 1840), which shows the huge success of photography among the public.
Complete copy in 3 volumes, with an additional manuscript volume written by an anonymous author (it contains a set of manufacturing methods for products such as linen marking ink, marine glue or how to make fabrics waterproof).
Price : 350 €