VICTOIRE, André (photographer in Lyon). Croisière... - Lot 139 - Richard Maison de ventes

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VICTOIRE, André (photographer in Lyon). Croisière... - Lot 139 - Richard Maison de ventes
VICTOIRE, André (photographer in Lyon). Croisière sur le Rhône de la Compagnie Générale de Navigation, 1897. One volume in-4 oblong, green half-maroquin with corners, 5-rib spine decorated with gilded caissons and fillets, Company numeral and monogram on front cover, all edges gilded (binding signed GRUEL). Exceptional album of 40 photographs detailing President Félix Faure's voyage on the Rhône (from Lyon to Saint-Louis) aboard the "Gladiateur". Printed in small numbers, these albums were intended for the Company's Board of Directors and the President of the Republic. The 40 photographs (citrate prints laminated on cardboard), mounted on tabs, are all signed in the negative and captioned on the mounting cardboard. La Mulatière, Vienne, Condrieu, Serrières, Andance, Tournon, Valence, Crussol, Rochemaure, Le Teil, La Farge, Viviers, Donzère, Bourg Saint-Andéol, Pont Saint-Esprit, Montfaucon, Roquemaure, Tour de Lers, Avignon, Villeneuve-lès-Avignon, Tarascon, Beaucaire, Arles, Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône. This luxuriously bound copy may have been the one presented to French President Félix Faure. Very good condition (minor rubbing to binding).
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