The Album Of Hastings And St. Leonards Views




E. Moor, 1, Carlisle Parade, Robertson Street.




[n.d., c.1891]

Item Description

8vo. 6.5 x 8.75 inches. Concertina type view-book of sepia glazed lithographs, extending to c.110 inches, containing 23 different images, including panorama of sea front of 29 inches. Printed in Germany. Bound in original maroon decorated boards, blocked in gilt, with brown cloth spine. Slight wear on edge of boards, otherwise a very good copy. Publisher's advertisement on rear pastedown. 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 1891 or after, as it shows the new pier at St. Leonards, opened in that year. It includes a notable long panoramas of the sea front. This example bears the name of a local firm but is likely to have been originally published by a national firm like Charles Reynolds of London.

[Stock No. 26504]

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