Dundee, Scotland: Valentine, James (and his studio), 1890. Photography by Valentine, James (1815-1879). A Very Good Hardcover.
Album in red pebbled cloth, edges in gilt with hand-soiling some spotting from liquid to the cloth edges are sun-faded; some fading and minor yellowing to photographs around edges; Bindings firm. Photos are attached to cardstock on hinged leaves.
12 albumen photographs mounted on boards and bound in cloth-covered, gilt-stamped album. Photographs: 13.3 by 20.3 cm (5.25 by 8 inches); boards: 17.1 by 23 cm (6.75 by x 9 inches).
Very Good / No Dust Jacket Issued. Item #013421
James Valentine was a Scottish photographer who, with his company Valentine's of Dundee, produced Scottish topographical views from the 1860s, and later became internationally famous as the producers of picture postcards.
Valentine market was the national middle- and upper-class tourist market, with the production of both drawing room albums containing selections of photographs arranged geographically and individual landscape prints.
Photographs, captioned in negative, depict views of country and city and include views of historical buildings and monuments as well as monuments to modern industry including Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood, Stirling Castle, Ben Lomond, the Forth and Callander bridges.