Nov 08, 2018 - Sale 2492

Sale 2492 - Lot 366

Price Realized: $ 12,350
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
LOUIS JACQUES MANDÉ DAGUERRE. Autograph Letter Signed, "Daguerre," to J.A. Bissinger, in French, agreeing to offer advice concerning his portable camera design, but requesting that he deliver it for inspection. 1 page, 4to, with integral address leaf; small panel torn from upper edge of address leaf, folds. [Paris: from postmark], 19 November 1839

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". . . [Y]ou tell me you have devised a . . . portable camera about which you wish to have my opinion. I am entirely disposed to give you all the advice that you would want, but it is indispensable . . . that I see your model. It is even desirable that you would bring it to me yourself . . . ."