Portfolio of Photographs of Famous Cities, Scenes and Paintings, John L. Stoddard, Werner, c. 1890s
Portfolio of Photographs of Famous Cities, Scenes and Paintings; Prepared Under the Supervision of the Distinguished Lecturer and Traveller John L. Stoddard. Containing a rare and elaborate collection of photographic views of the entire world of nature and art. Presenting and Describing the Choicest Treasures of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, North and South America; The old world and the new.
Published weekly by the Werner Company of Chicago. Undated, but c. 1890s.
A good burgundy coloured hardback with limp leather over boards and spine, and cloth with chagrin finish to rear. Covers are worn, scuffed and bumped, with losses and wear to extremities. A little give in the binding.
Marbled endpapers. With frontispiece portrait with facsimile signature, followed by 4pp text, then the photographic plates. The photographic plates are actually very good throughout and present a lovely collection of Victorian photographic images. With some thumbing stains to edges, and occasional minor flaw.
Text in English.
Unnumbered pages, but we counted 4pp + 252pp of photographic plates. All appears complete.
Weight: approximately 1.98kg unpacked.
Approximately 280mm high x 348mm wide x 24mm deep.