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Circa: 1892
Manufacturer: Globe Bible Publishing Company
Original book page from the 1892 edition of "Shepp's Photographs of the World". This book was arranged and explained by James W. Shepp and Daniel B. Shepp, sold by subscription only, and published by Globe Bible Publishing Company, Chicago, Ill. and Philadelphia, Penna. Not a reproduction, but page from an antique original issue of this 1892 book (we guarantee this), with the view on one side of the page with the reverse side blank. The old book covers were in very bad shape, so we removed the good pages and are selling them separately/priced each.

As the title says, this book meant to show photographs of places around the world, and in the case of all the other book pages we are listing, the pages look to be printed photographs. However, when we look closely at this page labelled "Panorama of Vienna, Austria", this does not look like a photograph to us. It really looks like a good drawn illustration of what a panoramic view of Vienna, Austria, would look like (in 1892). We don't know why something that looks like a drawn illustration would be included in a book labelled "Photographs", but we want to make sure you know that this page does not look like a photo to us. It is an antique black & white book page with the illustration and a paragraph describing Vienna (the paragraph does not state that this is an illustration or a photo). This is page #249 from the book (the page number appears in small print under the paragraph of copy).

Excellent condition vintage black & white illustration on full page measuring about 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. We have scanned the actual book print page into our computer so you can see the condition. Please note, however, because this is a scan and not a photograph of the page, if you click on the option to look at a "close-up" version, the system shows the book page with all kinds of weird lines on the photo that do not exist when you see this in person. Unfortunately, we do not know of a way to correct that....the non-close-up image of the book page is a true representation of the page itself....it looks as one would expect a book page illustration.

The page itself is an off white/ivory aged color. There is a rough edge where the page was separated from the rest of the book. There is also some slight wrinkling/slight page creasing, a bit of outer edge chipping and other expected minor handling wear for a book page, but nothing of real issue here.

We are listing other book photographs from Austria and many other places around the world. Please see our other individual listings. A nice piece to add to a collection related to Austria, or a collection centering on Vienna in specific. Would also just look nice framed and hanging on a wall.

Relative to shipping, please note: While this is a book page/print, this item CAN NOT be shipped via U.S.P.S. Media Mail per the post office. Please do not select this shipping option because we will have to contact you and change the shipping to something else, increasing your postage cost. Also, if you are interested in more than one of these 1892 Shepp's Photographs of the World book pages, please contact us before placing the order. The shipping information has been inputted for a purchase of just one and will not calculate the savings you would get when purchasing more than one shipped together in the same package (we will need to handle this for you).

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