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Album of Forty Chinese Carte-de-Visite.
Sanders, William, Felix Beato and Others.
Forty albumen carte-de-visite showing Chinese types and scenes, presented in a full leather tooled 19th century leather album gilt, versos blank, all edges gilt. One photograph damaged with loss, some foxing on about half of the images, two images faded, one damaged with loss. Card leaves of album lightly browned with a few tears. Watered silk endpapers. A little rubbed at spine, modern leather band, original brass clasp. Album measures 16.5 x 13.4cm. From the collection of Arthur Hacker, Hong Kong historian, artist, and author of a number of works on photography including "Hong Kong: a rare photographic record of the 1860s". (circa 1860- 1870)
The collection contains eight photographs by Sanders that we have been able to identify and one by Beato.
AU$10500.00 (Appoximately US$8190.00)
[Stock number 159177]