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AMERICAN HAND BOOK
OF THE
DAGUERREOTYPE
GIVING
THE MOST APPROVED AND CONVENIENT
METHODS FOR PREPARING THE CHEMICALS, AND
THE COMBINATIONS USED IN THE ART.
CONTAINING THE
DAGUERREOTYPE, ELECTROTYPE,
AND VARIOUS OTHER PROCESSES EMPLOYED IN TAKING
HELIOGRAPHIC IMPRESSIONS.
BY
S. D. HUMPHREY
FIFTH EDITION
NEW YORK:
PUBLISHED BY S. D. HUMPHREY
37 LISPENARD STREET
1858
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, by S. D.
HUMPHREY, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern
District of New York.
To J. GURNEY, WHOSE PROFESSIONAL SKILL, SCIENTIFIC ACCURACY, AND
ENERGETIC PERSEVERANCE, HAVE WON FOR HIM UNIVERSAL ESTEEM, THIS WORK IS
MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED.
PREFACE.
There is not an Amateur or practical Daguerreotypist, who has not felt
the want of a manual--Hand Book, giving concise and reliable


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