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Palestine--Bonfils, and others
A PAIR OF PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS OF PALESTINE, SYRIA AND LEBANON. [1880S-90S]
2 volumes, oblong folio (285 x 390mm.), 107 albumen prints (56+51, average 205 x 270mm., or the reverse), many signed Bonfils in the negative, mounted on thick card, recto and verso, contemporary red half morocco, green cloth boards, upper covers titled in gilt "PALESTINE I" and "PALESTINE II", some spotting and fading, some dust-staining to mounts, bindings slightly rubbed
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A good pair of albums, the first containing topographical views in and around Damascus (c.28), Jaffa and views in Lebanon. The second album contains a few views in the Holy Land, and 37 individual or group portraits, including portraits of women, families, shopkeepers, Bedouins etc.

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