IF ONLY . . . The operator had aimed his camera inches lower, the inherent soft spot caused by the less than perfectly ground elements inside his lens, would not have caused the gent?s handsome tinted face to appear out of focus. Otherwise the daguerreian produced a fine technical resealed quarter plate portrait. The very fancy, well-worn and in two parts, book style leather case was embossed on both covers with a bouquet of flowers stamped in gold and hand-painted green, blue and red. A new seal binds the components of the sixth plate together.