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Photo Album of Journey to Egypt, Sri Lanka, India, Singapore, Penang, Shanghai, Japan, and California

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Editorial: early 1900s, 1900
Condición: Very Good+ Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Sanctuary Books, A.B.A.A. (New York, NY, Estados Unidos de America)

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Black leather over flexible boards; oblong (about 14.5-by-11 inches); containing approx. 250 mounted b/w or sepia silver gelatin photographs (usually many per page), ranging in size from about 2-by-3 inches to 6-by-9 inches, and including 33 lovely panoramas, about 12-by-4 inches. Boards rubbed and scuffed; front hinge cracked. This one-of-a-kind album records a long journey from the Port Said in Egypt to Aden, Sri Lanka, Jaipur, Agra, Rajasthan and Darjeeling in India, and then onward to Singapore, Shanghai, and Japan, and finally ending in California. Nicely combines beautiful landscapes and landmarks (such as panoramas of the Taj Mahal, or a statue of the Buddha at Ramakura) with portraits of the travelling group, which seems to be three couples, offering a nice look at the costumes of the period. It is particularly compelling to see the women in the group, wearing long, heavy skirts, high-buttoning collars, and wide-brimmed hats, sharing the streets of the Egyptian, Indian, and Japanese people, who of course wear their own, very different (and more suitable to the climate), native dress. The travelling party must have been lively and adventurous, as they are seen not just in the cultural destinations (temples, gardens, monuments) of the places they visit, but also in the streets and markets, atop elephants, mingling with monkeys, or playing games on the deck of their ship. (It is worth mentioning that many different sea vessels are featured, from canoe to sailboat to ocean liner.) The panoramas are a highlight, with some beautiful images of elephants bathing in a river, ruins of a mosque in Old Delhi, people on the banks of the Ganges, and more. Some faint silvering here and there (prettily so), and a few photographs show some off-setting from the adhesive, but the majority are of a very nice quality -- well composed, exposed, and printed. A few are accompanied by faint, handwritten captions. A wonderul album, capturing an enviable journey. N° de ref. de la librería D4932

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Título: Photo Album of Journey to Egypt, Sri Lanka, ...

Editorial: early 1900s

Año de publicación: 1900

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Very Good+

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