1842. Other volumes in this set include ISBN number(s): 076616313X. Volume 1 of 2. The authors state their object in these volumes has been to get rid of idealities, and in their historical views to substitute Daguerrotypes for fancy portraits. They wanted to get at the prose of life, for we have long been flooded by what passes for its poetry. They wished to get behind the scenes, to learn the secrets of the prompters and the tricks of the mechanists. Contents: Margaret of Valois, Queen of Henry IV; Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester; Castelnau, Ambassador from France; La Mothe Fenelon; Le Mothe Fenelon and Castelnau; Thomas Howard, Fourth Duke of Norfolk; Hugh, Earl of Tyrone and Notices of Walter, First Earl of Essex; Dr. Dee.