Two albums of photographs, 1880s
Oblong folio (300 x 350mm.), 22 hand-tinted albumen prints (195 x 255mm., or the reverse), including portraits and views, each mounted on card, recto only, contemporary black cloth, upper cover stamped in gilt 'Japan 1885-88', some minor wear to prints, backstrip detached, slight wear and small loss to binding
Oblong folio (275 x 350mm.), 30 hand-tinted albumen prints (210 x 270mm., or the reverse), corner mounted, recto and verso, contemporary bamboo? fabric boards, some stains to mounts, slight wear to binding
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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