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    Re: A source of valuable data on French lens makers and their products.

    Quote Originally Posted by Petzval Paul View Post
    Is there a link that I'm missing? Is there a website somewhere?
    http://www.lereveedition.com/en/

    Since I recently got hold of a little Darlot lens I've tried to buy one of their editions through paypal, but it didn't work out....
    <edit> After the below info from Steven I've sent them a message by e-mail which worked great - got a copy in about 1,5 week...
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    Re: A source of valuable data on French lens makers and their products.

    The Darlot guide was sold put some years ago, but may have been reprinted since. Last time I bought one, I think I wrote through the website mail system requesting confirmation of availability. I paid through PayPal.

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    Re: A source of valuable data on French lens makers and their products.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post
    The Darlot guide was sold put some years ago, but may have been reprinted since. Last time I bought one, I think I wrote through the website mail system requesting confirmation of availability. I paid through PayPal.
    Thanks Steven, just asked whether the Darlot guide is still available. From the site it is not clear which numbers are sold out.
    How is the quality of the paper and the print of these little livres?
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    Re: A source of valuable data on French lens makers and their products.

    Just got a message from Jean-Loup Pricelle that the edition (nr. 14) is still available; so I just ordered one.
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    Re: A source of valuable data on French lens makers and their products.

    Good!
    I have the impression that the original print of 100 numbered copies of each booklet has been added too! Only one of booklets I have has a number alongside the “ /100”!

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    Re: A source of valuable data on French lens makers and their products.

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven Tribe View Post
    Good!
    I have the impression that the original print of 100 numbered copies of each booklet has been added too! Only one of booklets I have has a number alongside the “ /100”!
    I agree. When I was deciding whether to write my Berthiot article I bought a copy of their Berthiot pamphlet. It too doesn't have a serial number. Their original idea of limiting the number of copies produced was very odd.

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    Re: A source of valuable data on French lens makers and their products.

    Today I received my copy of the Darlot booklet (vol.14).... not numbered but signed!

    ...good also for improving my french language :-)

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    Re: A source of valuable data on French lens makers and their products.

    This has the standard layout of the booklets I have - the Hermagis one has a more simple layout with no complex photo montages of different versions/sizes etc.
    Actually, the left- hand page shows the Darlot Jamin version I have under treatment at the moment! I think some of the parts you display come from this model too - with central washer stops.
    Will be adding a couple to my thin Xmas list - just enough time to get here from la belle France!

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    Re: A source of valuable data on French lens makers and their products.

    Well, my Christmas present arrived AFTER Christmas.
    Jamin/Darlot edition. It doesn’t appear to clear up some of the confusion about the range and variations around 1855-1858 but contributes some novel versions!

    Enclosed was an Update on current status which I reproduce here!

    This appears to have been expanded compared with the current website status.
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    Re: A source of valuable data on French lens makers and their products.

    Thanks Steven for this info.
    They seem to distinguish between "dossiers complet" and numbered dossiers; although this doesn't make clear why the numbered ones are not "complet" yet.
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