William and Mary Howitt Ruined Abbeys and Castles of Great Britain.Second Series, edited by A. Murray
(Alfred W. Bennett, 1864)
C.44.d.8     22x17 cm

Albumen print

 
Ruined abbeys
 
  Photographically Illustrated Books
 
     
     
 

This image demonstrates the use of photographs as decorative additions to bookbindings in the Victorian era, especially for luxury books such as this, which were available in a range of bindings in different colours and materials.This is one of two volumes by William and Mary Howitt in which photographs by Francis Bedford, Russell Sedgefield, Roger Fenton, and others are incorporated into the layout of the text.