Leipzig: Heinemann and Balestier, 1900. 12mo., 264 pp., with 27 tipped-in full page albumen photographs. Bound in decorated full vellum over beveled boards; all edges are stained red, with an attached red silk ribbon page marker. Previous owner's neat bookplate and Florence bookseller's sticker affixed to the front pastedown. A near fine copy. Item #53462
The city of Florence was a "must" see on the Grand Tour. By way of a convenient memento of a visit, local booksellers commissioned various English books, often associated with the city, to be bound in attractive bindings with albumen photographs of the city's architectural attractions bound in. This copy has 27 such mounted photographs, largely by the Florence firm, Fratelli Alinari.