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Book Description

Small, slim side-stitched photograph album, measuring 16 x 12cm, pp. [12]. Textured grey card, stitched with grey cord, gilt-stamped landscape motif to front wrapper. Wavy edges. Pushing to wrapper corners, gentle shelf-wear and soiling, cord ends frayed. Two black-edges photo-windows per page, with annotations (plus ample exclamation marks!!!) in pen, describing the majority of the sepia-toned photographs, which mostly measure 6.5 x 4.2cm. Featuring 34 photographs, plus one duplicate and a 35th laid in; one misfit between annotation and photograph. A few photographs with light edgewear, a few lost corners and a little scoring. Else, clean, bright and tidy. A charming, gentle example of a 1920’s holiday album.
Dealer Notes
The album documents a holiday in 1926, featuring Don, Paddy, Edith, and ‘myself’, in Meliden, near Prestatyn, Denbighshire. It seems the group stayed at ‘Roundwood,’ a large house (perhaps giving its name to a present day residential area) in Meliden, where they larked in the garden and explored the local area, including bathing in the sea. The final two photographs show ‘myself’ with two other women at a tennis meeting, one is annotated to the reverse: “Queens’ Park 1926/ Tennis courts”. Paddy wears an Eton crop and ‘myself’ and Edith bobs.
Author [Welsh interest]
Date [1926]
Publisher [Meliden, Denbighshire]
Condition Very good

Price: £60.00

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