BURTON, Isabel (1831-1896) compilor - BEATO, SÉBAH, BOURNE AND OTHERS (photographers)
A Voyage to India: an album including 66 albumen prints, the majority mounted on the recto of 53 card leaves, the subjects titled in ink by Isabel on the leaves, some annotated in pencil 'this shd go in vol 2' 245 x 312mm. and similar, the panorama of Aden on five joined sheets 197 x 1104mm. together with: miscellaneous loosely inserted photographs, oblong 2°, contemporary dark green morocco, boards blind tooled with strapwork design within gilt orders, spine decorated in gilt, gilt edges (a little rubbed and marked, upper joint partially split, lower board detached)
One of Isabel's photograph albums recording the Burtons' journey to and holiday in India in 1876. 'Accompanied by their favourite fox terrier 'Nip' and Isabel's German maid, Richard and Isabel embarked on the P & O. Steamship Calypso at Trieste for Bombay. At last Isabel was able to see some of the places she had heard Richard speak of in his romantic past, for they made short stops at Yambu, Jeddah and Aden, and everywhere they went they met friends...(M. Lovell, A Rage to Live..., London, 1998, p.619). In India they visited the tourist sites in and around Bombay, toured the Sindh, met the Prince of Wales on his State Visit, and 'Isabel collected photographs everywhere they went'... (M. Lovell, op. cit., p.623). The present album includes views of the Suez Canal, Aden, India (including Bombay, Poonah, Goa, Agra, The Prince of Wales' visit), Cairo, Alexandria and Trieste.