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India. Malta. Ceylon. Turkey. c 1901
Oblong, 37*29 cm, full blue leather with gilt tooling, some light fading. Internally, ink name of A Winifred Barrett, August 1901, to ffep, some titles hand written by the amateur photographer and some titled by professional photographers. A total of 57 photographs, generally 1 photo per page, sizes vary around 26*20cm, 38 by the amateur and 19 by 3 professionals (1 unknown in Kandy. 4 by Horatio Agius 1840-1910 of Malta, the remainder by Kevork Abdullah Freres 1839-1918, of Turkey who along with his brothers became the official Royal photographer to the Court of the Ottoman Sultan in 1863) Photographs include images of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (Toy Train), a narrow (2 foot) gauge train, with images of the engines, carriages and routes. The River Bramaputra in Assam, also Elephants moving trees. Malta Harbor with various ships, HMS Thunderer, Invincitha, Alexandra etc Also HMS Alexandra in 1888 which could have contained the future King George V. Kandy, Colombo Ceylon (Sri Lanka) showing Temples railways etc. Istanbul Turkey showing Mosques, Mosaiques and impressive river scenes. Finally in Athens showing various Temples and a monument. Fascinating. Please contact for a full description of all the plates.
      [Bookseller: Madoc Books]
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