Very Good. Hardcover. Five albums containing over 200 original silver gelatin photographs. Brown cloth albums in good condition with some rubbing and spine tears, and containing numbered spine labels. Hinges weak. Each album contains 12 leaves with photos mounted two to a page within windows. The photographs are in very good to fine condition and of generally very good quality. Many are labeled with locations. The set is from an American family doing the Grand Tour of Europe, visiting Holland, Germany, Italy, France, England, Switzerland, and Austria. From the automobiles and prewar scenery the date is around 1912. The side trips seem to have been by carriage, and many shots in the first album are of steamship travel to Liverpool. The photos convey a very romantic vacation view of what once was, from scenic shots of the Matterhorn's alpine glaciers to all the beautiful cities that were later bombed. People shots include women hiking in long skirts in the mountains, children petting animals at a zoo, and ship passengers. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall . (Inventory #: 010417)
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