Montclair, New Jersey: Montclair Art Museum, 1900, circa. Hardbound. Fourteen volumes, each 22x18 inches, some portrait layout and some landscape; all maroon cloth with matching leather spines, corners, and labels with gilt decoration; approx. 20 - 30 single-sided pp. per volume. Also includes an index in black leather binder boards bound with black waxed string. Index is unpaginated with approx. 40 single-sided pages, typed and arranged by country. Basically in good condition, with photographs in very good condition; very slight warping to some pages; two volumes with spines detached but able to be re-glued. Index has Townsend's gift bookplate inside front cover. Item #116110
Arthur Townsend's collection of souvenir photographs of Europe in the turn of the 19th-20th century; with an index organized by country/city and further by subject (cathedral, castle, etc.). Townsend, an attorney, was the museum's board president from 1929-1932. This set is extraordinary in all measurements. The index is a vital part of this collection, and lends the collection to a multitude of uses. An amazing record of a Grand Tour.
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