Sobre la Superficie Brunida de un Espejo



Mexico, D.F. Fonda de Cultura Económica, 1989. First edition. 111, (1) pp., over 45 full-page color and b&w plates. Photo-illustrated glossy stiff wrapper with inner flaps. Bump at heel of spine causing small tear. Light wear to the edges of the wrappers, a good copy. The title translates to: “On the polished surface of a mirror: photographers of the nineteenth century.” An indispensable history of the daguerreotypists active in Mexico, with over 100 practitioners listed, including a brief biography and location of practice. Text in Spanish. Incredible!