Victorian photograph album containing carte de visite and cabinet card photographs of Gerald Anthony Pellew Bagnall Addington,
4th Viscount Sidmouth, his family, schoolmates, and Oxford college.
(71 photographic prints on cartes de visite mounts) : albumen ; 31 x 25 cm (album)
Album contains 56 carte de visite photographs (approx. 11 x 7 cm) , consisting of paper photographs mounted on thin cardboard
mounts, usually with photographer studio advertisements on verso, each of which is slipped into sleeves on recto and verso
of 24 album leaves, in which a gilt-framed window has been cut (56 of these windows are empty). Also included are 4 larger
(14 x 10 cm) cabinet card photographs (6 cabinet card windows are blank), and 11 full-page photographs (16 x 20 cm), 10 of
which are affixed directly to page, with one laid in.
Bound in red pebble-grain leather; wide blind-embossed border on upper cover, featuring Greek key motif; maltese crosses in
four corners; gold-stamped gothic initials "G.A." of album owner, Gerald Addington, in center of upper cover; lower cover
has blind fillet border; textured white endpapers; label of photography studio of Hill & Saunders of Oxford &
Cambridge on front pastedown; all edges gilt.
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth-covered clamshell box; spine label "Sidmouth Family Album."
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