1918-9. Oblong Quarto (14 x 21cm). 27 gray card leaves pp. With 53 mounted postcard sized gelatin silver prints each ca. 8.5 x 13.5cm (3.5 x 5.5in.), many with detailed captions in pencil on mounts. With an ownership inscription in black ink on the front free fly-leaf. Period brown blind stamped cloth album. Rebacked in style, but overall in very good condition with interesting strong images.
This album documents a winter Nile voyage from Luxor to Aswan and includes images of Karnak (13) including Sacred Lake, Avenue of Sphinx, entrance to big temple, gateway, great hall, pillars, statues and reliefs; Thebes (20 including Colossi of Memnon, Tombs of Kings and Queens with many interior views of reliefs and wall paintings etc.; Aswan (20) including Temple of Kolumbo with reliefs, Philae, First Cataract, early view of dam, local people and their settlements, etc. Overall an interesting tourist album of Upper Egypt during the time of Howard Carter's famous excavations.
Price: $650.00 USD