This lovely album is covered in dark leather. The banding and the brass clasp are in excellent condition. The title page says it was made by Marion & Co., Printed in Germany and London. The title is "The As You Like It" album. The cover page and 8 of the photo pages have bugs, birds, butterflies and landscapes illustrating excerpts from various plays. i.e. "certain glory of an April Day, Which now shows all the beauty of the sun, and by and by a cloud takes all away" from Two Gentlemen of Verona. There are a total of 16 photo pages. It will hold 20 cabinet photographs, and 44 Carte-de-Visite (CDV) photos as well as 4 2" round openings. The plain page are tinted a very nice pale green. There is very little staining. There are some tears to the photo openings. A few names have been written in ink on the pages. Overall this album is a very nice album and can be used as is or a bit of repair can be done to the damaged openings.
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