Album of 108 photographs of Ceylon. [1880s-1890s]
Oblong folio (240 x 315mm.), 108 albumen prints (from 147 x 200mm. to 222 x273mm., or the reverse), by Skeen, Scowen, Grigson, Colombo Apothecaries and others, mounted on thick card, recto and verso, most signed and titled in the negative, some with photographers blind stamp, contemporary brown morocco-backed boards, occasional slight spotting, staining or wear to edges, minor fading, rubbed with repair to top corner of upper cover
A good collection of portraits and landscape views.
Derepas Frères, Paris, book label
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