05-31-2014 05-31-2014
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2730B Boston
May 31, 2014 11:00 AMCalender

Carte-de-visite Album.

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2730B Location: Boston Date / Time: May 31, 2014 11:00AM


Carte-de-visite Album.
Folio landscape-format commercially produced album consisting of thirteen album leaves, containing fifty-two 4 x 6 in. portrait cards including those of: William Gladstone; a young Neville Chamberlain, with monocle; Victor Hugo; Leo Tolstoy; Robert Browning; Tennyson; Ibsen; Alexander Dumas; Thomas Hardy; Ruskin; Swinburne; Kipling; Charles Darwin; Louis Pasteur; John Tyndall; Gustave Eiffel; and many others, including a small group of Italian composers and musicians, other British politicians, and writers, professors, et cetera; the condition of the cards varies, but is generally good, the album is worn and failing, 12 x 9 in. overall.
Estimate $3,500-4,500

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Italian, Alexander Dumas, Charles Darwin, Gustave Eiffel, John Tyndall, Leo Tolstoy, Louis Pasteur, Neville Chamberlain, Robert Browning, Thomas Hardy, Victor Hugo, William Gladstone