London, South Kensington
1 May 1997
Camille Silvy, J.J.E. Mayall, Fratelli Alinari, Ghémar Frères, R. Cade and othersRoyalty, aristocracy and statesmen, 1860s-70s
Album containing ninety-eight cartes-de-visite, two signed Mayall... in the negatives, the majority with photographers' printed credit on mount, loosely inserted in pre-cut window mounts, identified in ink/pencil on mounts, brown embossed morocco, g.e., oblong 8vo.
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