An album containing 24 albumen paper photographs of Japan. Japan.
An album containing 24 albumen paper photographs of Japan
An album containing 24 albumen paper photographs of Japan
An album containing 24 albumen paper photographs of Japan

An album containing 24 albumen paper photographs of Japan

The photographs (each approximately 90 x 140 mm) are mounted on both sides of leaves bound concertina-style in patterned cloth-covered thick bevel-edged boards (120 x 180 mm). The images, undated but probably 1890s, include views of villages, towns and shrines, with occasional mountain scenes (Mount Fuji makes a cameo appearance). Only one image is captioned in the negative: 'Temple at [illegible]', The cloth is very lightly worn at a few corners; the album leaves are slightly cockled; there is minor silverfish damage to the surface of the pastedowns and the two adjacent pages, affecting the top portion of the two photographs mounted on them; for the rest, the condition is excellent. We have handled handcoloured examples of albums of this nature, and these uncoloured plates are much to be preferred.

Item #99373

Price (AUD): $550.00

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