Antique Paris photography book made with collotype prints by E. Deley from the very early 1900s. It has 31 images: - Notre dame of Paris - Town hall - Sainte Chapelle - Conciergerie - Cluny museum - Pantheon - Saint Etienne du mont (church) - luxembourg gardens - Saint Jacques tower - Saint Germain l'Auxerrois (church) - Louvre museum - the Seine - Arc de triomphe - Monument to Gambetta - the opera - Opera avenue - Vendome column - Concorde - La Madeleine - Grand palais museum - Arc de triomphe from another perspective - Bois de boulogne avenue - Saint Augustin (church) - Trinité church - La bourse (stock exchange) - portes Saint Martin et Saint Denis - place de la République - place de la Bastille - Invalides - Eiffel tower - Panorama from Saint Gervais church (on two pages)
It is interesting to notice that the Montmartre basilica is not pictured there (it was completed in 1914). The photo of the Eiffel tower shows a ferris wheel that was built in 1900. There are no cars visible on the road but only horses and carriages. These are very good ways to date this booklet! The photographs have been taken between 1900 and 1910.
Signs of age and wear. The cover has been scratched and the edge of the spine has some tears. Marbled end papers and the paper block had gold edging originally but is only visible on the top edge now. The paper has browned very slightly. Occasional spot or fault. This is a beautiful book for any Paris lover!
23 x 15 x 1.6 cm / 9.25 x 6 x 0.7" Thanks for visiting Cabinet de Merveilles!