[Extraordinary folio morocco gilt extra cabinet card photograph album, never used]
[Np: circa 1894]. Folio. (18 x 14 1/2 inches). 5 blank cards ruled in manuscript for creation of an index identifying images, 22 thick cards each with 4 cut outs to hold cabinet card photographs.
Contemporary full black morocco, covers elaborately gilt, bevelled eges bordered with gilt tools and rules, upper cover with a greco-roman temple motif with American Indian, acanthus leaves, stars and other decorative motifs, lower cover spine with an elaborate design of interlocking scrollwork and panelling, spine with raised band in five compartments, lettered in the second, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, burgundy morocco doublures elaborately tooled in gilt, gilt edges
Provenance: Albert Kohler (name in gilt on spine with date December 1894)
An extraordinary American binding from the late 19th century in incredible condition..