Raphael's Madonnas 1860 Albumen photographic book original images fine leatherBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Raphael, Paintings, Virgin Mary, The Madonna, Renaissance Art, Decorative Leather Bindings, Gift Editions, 19th century publications].
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Book of Raphael's Madonnas, by James P. Walker.
Published 1860, New York by Leavitt and Allen.
104 pages.13 full page tipped in albumen photos on thick card stock leaves outlined in gold gilt. Text in English.
Period gift leather binding, recently rebacked in leather, elaborate gilt cover decorations, marbled end papers, all edges and turn ins ornately gilt stamped.
Ornate gift edition of Raphael's paintings. Images accompanied by explanatory text, photos protected by original tissue guards.
Scattered age spotting, some images with rather pale resolution, early photographic book.
Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Book measures: 10 3/4" H X 8 1/4" W.