The Album Of Folkestone, Sandgate And Hythe Views.
Bound in original maroon decorated boards, blocked in gilt. Slight wear on edge of boards, otherwise a very good copy. Publisher's advertisement on rear pastedown. Purchase label of Adolphus Davis, General Furnisher, 28.30 and 30A. Sandgate Road Folkestone, on margin of second page.
London: Charles, Reynolds & Co., Ltd, 72 & 73 Fore Street and 18 & 20 Fore Street Avenue, London, EC.,
8vo. 6 x 8. inches. Concertina type view-book of sepia glazed lithographs, extending to 44 inches, containing 23 different images.
This type of view-book originates in Germany and was printed there. It is a late example of the curious mixture of photograph and engraving which were prolific from about 1875 to 1895, when photography finally won the day. This example must date from about 1888 as it shows the 'new pier,' which opened in July, but not the adjacent switchback railway, which opened the same year. This copy was purchased from Adolphus Davis, Complete House Furnisher and Draper, Alexandra House, Sandgate Road. Mr. Davis, 'a pioneer in the introduction of artistic furniture in this district,' moved up from the High Street, where he had established his business in 1870.
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