12306282870?profile=RESIZE_400xBearnes' Antiquarian Book sale on 5 December includes early photographs from Mark Batt Tanner, made from c1851 in Egypt and India. The album titled 'The Ramblings and Adventures of an Indian Officer' includes 50 albumen photographs. 

Bearnes, Hampton & Littlerwood
Antiquarian Book Sale
5 December 2023 at 1000
See: https://auctions.bhandl.co.uk/auctions/8742/bearne10138/lot-details/0e71393b-1bc4-4909-bc11-b0ba016152c1



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  • Wow - looks like we both had a good eye on picking it out. Yes, I suspect the early Middle East photos would have been the attraction. Can you share the scan (to me direct?) I'd be interested to see it as a whole. 

  • I was thinking of bidding on this lot (and got a scan of the whole album from the auctioneer) but I also had a feeling that it would go well beyond what I was prepared to pay. I wasn't wrong. It went for GBP 135,000 before buyer's premium/fees of at least 30%, including VAT. I presume it was the early salt prints of Egypt that caused this extraordinary result. Any other views?   

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