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LEROUX Alexandre NOACK Alfred
Photograph Album. Algiers, Italy, Paris
1880. First Edition . (MIDEAST) LEROUX, Alexandre, MAURO, Ledru, NOACK, Alfred et al. Photograph Album. Algiers, Italy, Paris. Algiers, Italy, Paris: circa 1880. Oblong quarto, contemporary pebbled cloth boards rebacked and recornered in black morocco gilt, 48 vintage albumen, collotype, carbon prints (variously measuring 9 by 12 inches to 7-1/2 by 10 inches ), mounted on heavy card stock (each leaf measuring 11 by 13-1/2 inches), watered silk endpapers. $4800.Rare photograph album of 48 splendid vintage mounted albumen, collotype and gelatin silver prints of Algiers, Italy and Paris, circa 1880, with an exceptional series of 19 exhibition-size prints of Algiers by renowned photographer Leroux, including exquisite views of the Mosque of Sidi Abderrahamane, the Notre Dame d'Afrique and beautiful portraits of Arab men and women, along with nine prints of Genoa by Noack, views of Messina by Mauro, views of Palermo, including the catacombs, and images of Paris—including the Eiffel Tower and more.Prints include 19 by award-winning photographer Alexandre Leroux, who was a member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts d'Alger and directed the bimonthly L'Algérie Illustrée. His photographs offer a rare glimpse into the rich cultural life of Algiers, its people, architecture, religious sites and governmental palaces. Of particular interest are Leroux's views of the 11th-century Mosque of Sidi Abderrahamane, one of Algiers' most ancient mosques, and the pilgrimage church of Notre Dame d'Afrique. Also featured are nine vintage prints of Genoa by photographer Alfredo Noack, one of the region' … [Click Below for Full Description]
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