The 2017 Olympia Book Fair is now closed.

We are excited to announce that in 2018 the Fair is relocating
to Battersea Evolution, 24-26 May 2018.
Carleton House
92 Malone Road
Belfast
BT9 5HP
Contact Peter Rowan
Telephone 02890 666448
Specialists Ireland, Irish History & Culture, Manuscripts, Maps, Literature, Economics, Sciences, History of Ideas, Travel, Rare Books in all fields (15th to 20th Centuries)
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Carleton House
92 Malone Road
Belfast
BT9 5HP
Contact Peter Rowan
Telephone 02890 666448
Specialists Ireland, Irish History & Culture, Manuscripts, Maps, Literature, Economics, Sciences, History of Ideas, Travel, Rare Books in all fields (15th to 20th Centuries)
P & B Rowan
Stand F02

PHOTOGRAPHS OF NORTH AFRICA

ARAB LIFE, EGYPT & NORTH AFRICA]

Photographs of North Africa, [Egypt, Algeria & Morocco] 1880 - 1890

oblong folio (31 x 41 cms.) custom-made album containing 25 sheets of thick card on which are mounted 49 large original photographs printed in sepia (image size circa 22 x 27 cms.), bound in very handsome full green crushed morocco over padded sides, gilt lettered on spine 'Photographs of North Africa', gilt fillet border on sides, few mounting boards little wormed (not affecting photos), on some images there is some show-through of the pinkish-purple photographer's ink stamp from the verso of the photograph, otherwise an attractive album with minimal fading of images.

Note
Named photographers are Fangaki and Sebah. Subjects covered are Port Said (3), Suez Canal (3), Algiers (11), Tangiers (2 incl. double panorama), Arab streets, life, houses, markets, horse races, etc. (22), studies of Arab dress, etc. (8).
Pascal S├ębah (1823-86), a leading photographer of the Middle East, is well known for his well-judged compositions and for the excellent print quality achieved by his technician A. Laroche. His studio, founded in Constantinople 1857, was continued under his brother Cosimi and his son Jean from 1888. Fangaki, possibly based in Egypt, is harder to pin down but he created images of Arab life and provided a view of Cairo for Betley & Griffenhoofe's Wintering in Egypt (1894-5).
£2,800