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Book cover for H.P. Smith (compiler), 1882, Picturesque Scenery of South Africa, (Winona, Minnesota: Harmon Waldron)
Swann Galleries - New York
Images & Objects: Photographs & Photobooks, April 20, 2017, #2443, Lot: 285
With 50 photographs and extensive text. Including "Views of the Great South African Diamond Fields and Mines, the Principal Cities of the Country, Scenes from the Zulu War, etc., with Many Portraits of Native Men, Women and Children in the Various Phases of Tropical Life." Albumen prints, the images measuring 3 1/2x5 1/2 inches (8.9x14 cm.), and the reverse, mounted recto/verso to decorative mounts and interspersed with printed text pages. Small folio, elaborate gilt-pictorial leather binding, rebacked, with the original spine laid down; all edges gilt.