16 de Novembro
THE LITERARY GAZETTE AND JOURNAL OF BELLES LETTRES, ARTS, SCIENCES
London, Saturday, november, 16, 1839
A Pratical Description o the Daguerréotype.
Translated by J. P. Simon, M.D. London, 1839. Churchill.
An inferior and inadequate translation. Dr. Simon seems to have no idea of arrangement; for instance, in the midst of M. Gay de Lussac’s Reporte he introduces, without any indication to the reader of the comencement or conclusion of the passage, an account of his having been defrauded of of fourty pounds by some countryman of his own, who pretended to communicate to him the whole secret of the photogenic art, of which it afterwards appeared the professed instructor had no knowledge except that which he had derived from M. Daguerre’s publication.