Really nicely bound small Victorian photo album, with tooled two color leather covers finished with white porcelain rests. The album measures 5 1/4" tall by 4" wide by 2" thick, it has an ornate locking brass clasp and is highly decorative, with gilt and embossed page edges. 2 of the 8 white porcelain rests are missing, but being on the back this is not critical visually, there is also some cracking through the spine area, but this is not to the point of instability, and should be fine if handled with care - see photos. The album pages feature the early all rectangular gold edged arched openings and dates to around the Civil War period (1860's). The pages are fairly clean, and turn OK, there is some very old pencil notation (father, John) which could easily be erased if you wished, slight tearing and foxing. The front end paper is missing, and so is the index and the front cover page. Lovely older Album perfect for housing a collection, these early and highly ornate small albums are hard to find, this is a lovely one and should last for decades if handled with appropriate care. See photos as part of the description, I have other antique albums from the same estate that I am listing.
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