ORIGINAL LATE 19TH-CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM OF CATHEDRALS IN THE BRITISH ISLES, WITH 116 ALBUMEN PRINTS
(BRITISH ISLES) (PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM). Tourist photographic album of cathedrals in England, Scotland and Ireland. No place, circa 1887. Folio (11 by 14 inches), contemporary full white parchment, elaborately gilt-decorated spine and covers, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt, cloth dust jacket; 40 leaves. $3800.
Original late 19th-century photographic album containing 116 albumen prints depicting views of notable cathedrals in England, Scotland and Ireland, mounted on thick blue card, in a beautiful parchment-gilt binding by Giulio Giannini of Florence, Italy.
Presumably compiled by a tourist, this album contains prints of such sites as Canterbury, St. Paul's, Durham, Exeter, Westminster Abbey, Tintern Abbey, and others. Most prints measure 5-1/4 by 8 inches, placed two on a sheet, though one measures 7-1/2 by 11-1/2 inches; each is titled in the print along the lower edge. With Giulio Giannini's publicity card laid in. Owner ink signature dated 1887.
Cloth dust wrapper with mild soiling; parchment-gilt album beautiful and fine.