An album containing 24 albumen paper photographs of Japan. The photographs (each approximately 90 x 140 mm) are mounted on both sides of leaves bound concertina-style in patterned cloth-covered thick bevel-edged boards (120 x 180 mm). The images, undated but probably 1890s, include views of villages, towns and shrines, with occasional mountain scenes (Mount Fuji makes a cameo appearance). Only one image is captioned in the negative: 'Temple at [illegible]'
The cloth is very lightly worn at a few corners; the album leaves are slightly cockled; there is minor silverfish damage to the surface of the pastedowns and the two adjacent pages, affecting the top portion of the two photographs mounted on them; for the rest, the condition is excellent. We have handled handcoloured examples of albums of this nature, and these uncoloured plates are much to be preferred.