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Advert for "the DAGUERREOTYPE; or, Nature delineated by Herself"
1840, 15 April
The Advert appeared in "The Art Union", Volume 1. For the year ending December 1839. (London) No. 15, April 15, 1840, p.60
THE DAGUERREOTYPE; or, Nature delineated by Herself. Her Majesty and Prince Albert having been graciously pleased to purchase some specimens produced by the DAGUERREOTYPE, and to express their highest admiration of this wonderful discovery, it is under such distinguished Patronage that CLAUDET and HOUGHTON beg to announce that they have on hand, for SALE, a COLLECTION of beautiful SPECIMENS, representing Views of Paris, Rome, and other Cities, their public buildings, bridges, fountains, and monuments; also landscapes, portraits from nature, &c, at prices varying from one to four guineas and upwards, according to the perfection of the proof.
N.B. The Daguerreotype being protected in this country by her Majesty's Royal Letters Patent, all apparatus and proofs not bearing the above names are infringements of the patent right, and their owners will be liable to action for damages.
Direction Claudet and Houghton, 89, High Holborn.