Suez Canal Egypt Port-Said c. 1880's photographic view book souvenir albumBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, View Books, Souvenir Albums, Illustrated Books, Egypt, Suez Canal).
Vues du Canal de Suez - Views of the Suez Canal.
Published c. 1880's.
11 B&W photographic lithographed plates, map affixed to rear cover as issued (perhaps missing folding portion?). Text in English & French.
May be lacking a final view, likely issued with 12 views (?).
Publisher's accordion style cloth binding, gilt title lettering & cover decorations, oblong format, all views affixed onto larger lettered backing sheets as issued.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, cover corners worn down, no spine although accordion style images still attached and complete, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Book Measures c. 4" H x 5 3/4" W.