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Hong Kong Photograph Album, circa 1884
1884 - Twenty Four albumen print photographs of Hong Kong, mounted recto and verso with captions in Chinese (only) in black ink on a sheet pasted in at rear of album. Circa 1884. The prints are uniformly 10.75” x 8.25” (27cm x 21cm). Unidentified photographer. Several photos are captioned in French in pencil in the margins. Bound in new quarter brown Morocco with brown cloth boards and gilt title to spine. Highlights among the photographs are images of the Happy Valley Racecourse, View of Marine Police Headquarters and Signal Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui, the original rowing club in Admiralty, the Sassoon Family house in Pok Fu Lam and Sir Kai Ho’s Private Garden. One photograph of Shameen island (Canton) in the centre of the album. Some foxing to the original boards onto which the prints are pasted, photographs range from excellent contrast to somewhat faded. An interesting collection with some rarely seen subjects. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Picture This (PBFA, IVPDA)]
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