Auction Date: 25/05/2016 at 10:30 am
Vic Tennis album – fine and rare Olympia sporting musical photograph album c.1885 This fine and rare album, with an embossed lawn tennis scene on the front cover, contains ten double-sided pages with various original chromolithographic sporting scenes - to include golf, cricket, bowls, fishing, sailing, stalking, lacrosse, curling, baseball, rowing, tennis, cycling, horse racing, archery et al. Each one is designed to hold either a single or four carte-de-visite. This album was designed by WHS Thompson & Bunnett & Others Germany, and holds 55 original photographs, many of which are tennis-themed. At the rear, and contained inside a compartment taking up half the depth of the album is a musical box. Complete with key and transparent cover, when wound up from the back of the album, it plays two tunes and is in full working order. The spring-loaded closing mechanism is in perfect order. Height 29.8cms. Width 24.5cms.