[London]: Sinclair, 54 Haymarket S.W., No date [c. after 1905]. Leather bound. [TRAVEL] [PHOTOGRAPHS]. 32mo oblong (4 7/8” x 7”); 69 leaves with b&w photographs; red goatskin, gilt-stamped decorative borders on boards, 4 banded spine with gilt-stamped lettering; all edges gilt; gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers; leaves hinged by binder’s tape; printer’s name stamped on rear pastedown; small, neat hand-lettered photo titles in pencil; light scuffing to spine head and tail, light age-toning; near fine. Near fine. Item #1803
A personal journey memorialized in photographs from Cornwall, Spain, South Africa, Tasmania, New Zealand, Fiji, Fanning Island, Honolulu, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Quebec, Canada all presumably taken by V. J. Scantlebury. Scantlebury became a British Army Captain, and a temporary Major of the Royal Garrison Artillery during WWI, then seems to have emigrated and married in Australia around 1915. The book was presented to L.G.W. Wilkinson, Esq., a school Headmaster and later chairman of the governors at Tynemouth School, U.K.
The printer’s gilt-stamp on the rear pastedown belongs to James A. Sinclair & Co. Ltd, a publisher and printer in London noted for their photographic illustrations. Sinclair was the author of Sinclair Handbook of Photography published in 1913.