Two photograph albums and music box

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[Photographs Horace Vernet]. Album Horace Vernet. Goupil & Compagnie, nd [1870]

Brown full shagreen binding with clasps, cold embossment, gilt title on first board, a.eg. Thirty “post card” format photographs, one being portrait and twenty-nine views of paintings with historic, troubadour or orientalist theme.
Groupil was specialist in art reproductions. In 1870, he published five albums on artist: Raphael, Delaroche, Gérome, Scheffer and Vernet.

Height: 16 cm (6-1/4 in.) - Width: 12 cm (4-3/4 in.).

Flaws: gnawed upper corner

Very rare to find complete and in this condition

Included: photograph album bound in full calfskin binding with bronze clasps, corners and cabochons, a.e.g. Nd, circa 1865-1875.
Containing 25 “post card” format photographs, mostly from Julius Gertinger in Vienna.
The third volume conceals a music box which works by a keylock opening the second board. Missing key.
Flaw: missing one corner and key for music box

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  • Items quantity:  2
  • Height in cm : 16 cm
  • Width in cm : 12 cm
  • Expertissim Reference: 2013030375