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First edition, journal issue, of Arago's original announcement to the Academy of Sciences (vol. 8, 7 January 1839) of the invention of photography by Niépce and Daguerre, as well as of Arago's first exposition of the daguerreotype process (vol. 9, 19 August 1839). They narrowly precede Daguerre's own publication, Historique et description des procédés du daguerréotype (Susse and Delloye, September 1839). Volume 9 of these Comptes rendus also contains twenty-six other notes on the invention, whose exceptional importance was instantly recognized, including articles and letters by Libri, Donné, Arago, Daguerre, Cauche, and others.