About the Hercule Florence Institute


The Hercule Florence Institute (IHF) was founded in São Paulo in 2006 and was certified as a Civil Society Organization of Public Interest (OSCIP) in 2009. Among its goals are the collection, organization, conservation and dissemination of bibliography and documents about nineteenth-century Brazil. The center of its interests consists in the study of several nineteenth-century travelers and their accounts, as well as in the scientific and cultural production of the Langsdorff Expedition (1825-1828) and the life and work of Hercule Florence (1804-1879).

In addition to its own collection, library and archives, the IHF carries out projects in conjunction with museums and research institutions, such as the Bibliothèque Nationale de Paris (BNF), Museu Paulista at the University of São Paulo, Biblioteca Brasiliana Guita e José Mindlin, Instituto Histórico e Geográfico Brasileiro, Centro de Memória da Unicamp (CMU), Escola Politécnica de São Paulo (University of São Paulo), among others.

Hercule Florence, L'ami des Arts livré à lui-même. Recherche et découvertes sur différents sujets nouveaux


Written between 1837 and 1859 as an illustrated compendium of Florence’s life and work, this is the first time that this manuscript is published in its entirety. It is his most important work –and one of the most important works in the world history of photography– which contains, in addition to an autobiography, the description of his inventions and the final –and the only complete– version of the Langsdorff Expedition (1825-1828).

This launch is the first editorial initiative of the IHF and it happens after the large exhibition that gathered Hercule Florence’s work and was held in Monaco in 2017.

As the guardian of the original documents, along 10 years, the Institute has promoted the restoration, high resolution digitization, diplomatic transcription of the original manuscript and produced the work presented here, made of 300 numbered copies.





THE EDITION

VOLUME 1
  • Contains the facsimile of the manuscript
  • 20 x 30 cm
  • 432 pages printed in 4/4 colors on Arcoprint Edizioni 1.3 paper (100 gr)
  • Stitched hardcover binding
  • Covered in Italian Sinte Caprice Thermo leather, embossed with silver hot stamping
VOLUME 2
  • Contains the transcript, technical and contextualization texts, remissive indexes
  • 20 x 30 cm
  • 544 pages printed in 4/4 colors on Arcoprint Edizioni 1.3 paper (100 gr)
  • Bound in Mezzapelle stitched hardcover
  • James Hare English silk lined front with Sinte Caprice Thermo Italian leather spine
  • Engraved with silver hot stamping
CLAM SHELL BOX
  • James Hare English silk covering
  • Engraved in silver hot stamping
  • Tape for removal of volumes
EDITION

300 copies numbered from 001 to 300; 15 copies reserved for the IHF, without numbering; 2 copies reserved for the Princes of Monaco.


PRICES *


  • EUROPE € 1.100,00
  • BRAZILR$ 8.400,00
  • OTHER REGIONSUS$ 1.400,00
  • * Freight included

    FOR ACQUISITIONS

    How to order L'ami des arts livré à lui-même:

    Interested persons residing in Europe, please make a credit for € 1.100,00 to the account:

    Name of the recipiente: Instituto Hercule Florence
    Bank: 0035 - Caixa Geral de Depósito.SA
    Account number: 001040393730
    IBAN: PT50 0035 0001 00040393 730 51
    BIC: CGDIPTPL

    Please send a copy of the deposit slip to the following email address: rosana.martin@ihf19.org.br, telephone: +55 (11) 2789-0706.

    And indicate the number of the desired issue. Click and check the available numbers.

    We will let you know in the event of unavailability of the selected number, to provide you with another choice.

    As soon as the deposit is confirmed, your copy of L'ami des arts livré à lui-même will follow via express mail.

    Customers who choose their own transportation company or private carrier will obtain a discount of € 100.00

    For residents of Brazil, please make a bank deposit of R$ 8,400.00 (Eight Thousand and Four Brazilian Reais) to our bank account as follows:

    Instituto Hercule Florence
    CNPJ 08.706.402/0001-18
    Banco Bradesco S/A – Bank: 237
    AG: 0614-9
    Account Number:: 100.088-8
    IBAN: BR44 6074 6948 0061 4000 1000 888C1

    Please send a copy of the deposit slip to the following email address: rosana.martin@f2law.com.

    And indicate the number of the desired issue. Click and check the available numbers.

    We will let you know in the event of unavailability of the selected number, to provide you with another choice.

    As soon as the deposit is confirmed, your copy of L'ami des arts livré à lui-même will follow via express mail.

    Customers who choose their own transportation company or private carrier will obtain a discount of R$100.00 (one hundred Brazilian Reais).

    Interested persons residing in countries other than Brazil or which adopt the Euro, please make a credit for US$ 1.400,00 to the account below:

    Name of the recipiente: Instituto Hercule Florence
    Bank: 0035 - Caixa Geral de Depósito.SA
    Account number for dollars: 0001695011970
    IBAN: PT50 0035 0001 00695011 970 56
    BIC: CGDIPTPL

    Forward a copy of the deposit to email: rosana.martin@ihf19.org.br, phone number: +55 (11) 2789-0706.

    And indicate the number of the desired issue. Click and check the available numbers.

    We will let you know in the event of unavailability of the selected number, to provide you with another choice.

    After confirmation of the credit the issue will be sent by courier.

    The buyers who elect to choose their own carrier or private delivery firm will be given a US$ 100,00 deduction.

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