French Academy of Sciences

Comptes Rendus Hebdomadaires Volumes VIII-IX


Gift a photography enthusiast or collector with these first editions of the early reports on the invention of the daguerrotype—which were published even before Louis Daguerre’s first renditions of the new medium—and you’re set for life. In addition to a fascinating breakdown of the groundbreaking new technique in 1839, the volumes include important commentary from Daguerre’s pioneering compadres like Nicéphore Niépce, Henry Fox Talbot, François Arago, Jean Baptiste Biot and others.