The Album Of Deal And Walmer Views.
Charles, Reynolds and Co., 72 and 73 Fore Street and 18 and 20 Fore Street Avenue, E. C.
[n.d. but c.1890]
8vo. 6 x 8 inches. Concertina type view-book of sepia glazed lithographs, extending to c.55 inches, containing 17 different images, including a panorama of Deal from the sea. Printed in Germany Bound in original cloth spine over maroon decorated boards, blocked in gilt. Some wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy. Publisher's advertisement on rear pastedown. This type of view book originates in Germany and is an example of the curious mixture of photograph and drawing which were prolific from about 1875 to 1895 when photography finally won the day. This example must date from about 1893 as the Promenade Pier which was completed in 1893 is shown as constructed, although the album may date from before the Pier was completed as it is quite common for these albums to have 'proposed' developments shown as completed.
[Stock No. 26429]