Requires Photography

Historique et Description des procédés du Daguerréotype et du Diorama


Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Newhall, in Harvard Library Bulletin, VII (1953), p. 211, first edition, first issue


Overall: 21.5 x 13.8 x 1.2 cm (8 7/16 x 5 7/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with six lithographs

Not On View


Europe, Photography


Illustrated books

(Paris: Alphonse Giroux et Cie, 1839) Octavo; [2 ff.] 79 pp., plus six plates; modern blue buckram (original publisher’s printed tan wrappers bound in).

Paris: Alphonse Giroux et Cie, 1839


Max Harrwitz, Buchhandlung & Antiquariat, Berlin (label on back of original wrapper); Sylvester Rosa Koehler, Boston (1837-1900, first MFA print curator), by whom given to MFA, October 20, 1898.

Credit Line

Gift of Sylvester Rosa Koehler