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Album of original photographs

Publication Date: 1860
Used Condition: fine Hardcover
From Xerxes Fine and Rare Books and Documents (Glen Head, NY, U.S.A.)

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Faded and stained blue velvet covered boards with copper medallion mounted on front panel, copper edging around front and rear boards and two pretty engraved copper working clasps. All edges gilt. Heavy stock pages, each with gilt outlined central ovoid , photographs slide into position (not glued.) first photograph is of a fine estate followed by , likely, the house's occupants including a child rocking on a fine rocking horse, and lots of other children and adults. Only one photograph has a location given: it shows a man sitting outdoors "at the Beacon , Exmouth". Photographers names are printed on most of the backs of the photos: F. Treble, Drewett, Henry Spink of Brighton. These professional photographers were all active in 1860s. There are 5 blank spaces in the album where photos are missing. As to the name or identity of the subjects, the only clues are specific numbers given on rear of some cards indicating "copies can be had at any time" using the number which might make some of the photographs traceable. Interesting views of clothing and hairstyles. The album is rubbed and worn, with light wax dripping stains on front, but intact . Good. Bookseller Inventory # a89802

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Publication Date: 1860

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:fine

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