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112 photographs of Cairo and Egypt
by two of the most distinguished photographers of the Muslim world

BÉCHARD, Henri and Pascal SEBAH.

[Binding title:] Egypten.
[Cairo & Istanbul, ca. 1870-1880]. 3 oblong photo albums (31 x 45 cm), containing 112 stunning photographs of Egypt (mostly measuring: 20.5 x 26.5 cm, some slightly smaller: 20 x 25 cm and some slightly larger: 26.5 x 21 cm), all mounted paperdboard leaves measuring 30 x 42 cm. 49 photos are signed, in the negatives, by Béchard, 35 by Sebah and 28 are unsigned, and several have numbers and titles as well. The photographs in each volume are numbered in a later hand on the leaves (48, "19"[=21], 43). Near contemporary gold-tooled black half morocco; kept in matching half morocco boxes.

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Photos of 124 ornate dance card cases from the 18th century

FRANCK, Bernard. Collection de 124 carnets de bal du XVIIIe siècle formée par M. Bernard Franck a Paris de l'année 1875 au 23 avril 1902.
Paris, Gerschel, Photographe, 1902. Large 4to (32.5 x 29 cm). With one full-page (27.5 x 23 cm) and 248 mounted carbon print photographs (ca. 8.5-9 x 4.5-5.5 cm) on 63 leaves of thick hinged card board, and 4 preliminary letterpress text pages printed in red and black. Original dark green half morocco, with title in gold on front board and spine, gilt edges. Full description
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Richly illustrated collection of writings on aerial photography and photogrammetry, by a pioneer in the field.

LAUSSEDAT, Aimé. Recherches sur les instruments, le méthodes et le dessin topographiques, ... Tome I. Aperçu historique sur les instruments et les méthodes. La topographie dans tous les temps. Tome II. Première partie: Iconométrie et métrophotogravure. Tome II. Deuxième partie: Développement et progrès de la métrophotographie à l'étranger et en France.
Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1898-1903. 3 parts in 2 volumes. Large 8vo. With more than 300 illustrations in the text, several photographic, and 47 mostly folding or double-page maps, plans, profiles and plates. Contemporary half sheepskin. Full description
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French Polynesia and Somaliland.
On occasion of the Exposition Universelle of 1900

[LEMASSON, Henry]. Notice sur les etablissements Français de l'oceanie.
[Paris, Alcan-Lévy, ca. 1900]. With 11 half-tone reproductions of photographs and a map in text.
With: (2) VIGNÉRAS, Sylvain. Notice sur la Cöte Française des Somalis.
Paris, Paul Dupont, 1900. With a folding lithographed map and 26 half-tone reproductions of photographs in text. 8vo. 2 works in 1 volume (ad 2 bound before ad 1). Contemporary black half sheepskin. Full description
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Famous work on the Middle East,
illustrated with very early photographs of the Holy Land

LUYNES, Honoré d'Albert de. Voyage d'exploration à la mer Morte, à Petra et sur la rive gauche du Jourdain. ... Oeuvre posthume publiée par ses petit-fils sous la direction de M. le Comte de Vogüé.
Paris, Arthus Bertrand (on back of half-title: printed by E. Martinet (vols. 1-2) and Arnous de Rivière (vol. 3)), [1874]. 3 volumes of text and 1 atlas of plates. Imperial 4to (35.2 x 26.5 cm). With 14 numbered lithographed plates in volume 3 (4 double-page chromolithographed maps, views and geological sections; 2 further geological plates and 8 plates showing archaeological specimens), 85 plates in the atlas volume (including 65 photogravures and double-page chromolithographed maps) and numerous wood-engravings in the text. Set in roman and italic types with occasional passages in Greek and especially Arabic. Text volumes in original publisher's letterpress-printed light blue wrappers, atlas in half cloth portfolio with the original publisher's letterpress-printed paper sides, matching the text volumes; the 4 volumes preserved in 2 modern black half calf clamshell boxes. Full description
€ 45,000
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Album with photographs of the 1877 Historical exhibition of Friesland

[MATTHIJSSEN, Gerarda Henrietta]. Historische tentoonstelling van Friesland, gehouden in Hr. Ms. Paleis te Leeuwarden gedurende den zomer van 1877.
[Leeuwarden, 1877]. Album (33 x 26 cm). With a manuscript title-page with a mounted cut out of an albumen print of the arms of Friesland, and 34 albumen prints mounted on 26 leaves with manuscript captions below, and 3 albumen prints mounted on 3 loosely inserted leaves, without captions, but matching the others and including 1 repeat. Contemporary blind-tooled brown cloth, with metal clasps, gilt title on front board, gilt edges. Full description
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19th-century Muiden and Laren

[PHOTOGRAPHY - DUTCH TOPOGRAPHY]. Gezichten langs den Gooischen stoomtram.
[Amsterdam], E. van Elfrinkhoff, [ca. 1893]. (Ca. 22.5 x 17.5 cm). With the title-page and each of the 12 photographs (12 x 17 cm) pasted on paperboard (17 x 22 cm), the photographs with printed titles below. Contemporary paperboard box. Full description
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