Anonymous photo album c. 1875.
N.p.: n.d. Thick squat 8vo, 7 x 5.5 ins. 50 thick leaves each with a portrait photograph recto and verso, three tiny tintypes also loosely inserted. Original dark brown hardgrain morocco, covers with richly gilt panel design enclosing a floral design, ivory bosses at corners of both covers, brass clasps, all edges gilt and gauffred, each fore-edge with a watercolor painting of rural scenes. Slight wear at tips, generally very good. A fascinating American photo album with a triple fore-edge painting. No obvious clue is found as to provenance but loosely inserted is a small plain card inscribed in ink John B. Dillon Christmas 1878. Also a leaf inscribed From Mount Vernon Va. and a sliver of wood inscribed Colorado.
(Item Id: 110534)