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Circa: 1892
Manufacturer: Globe Bible Publishing Company
Original book page which shows a photograph with a paragraph of descriptive copy, 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 an antique photograph print 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.

This antique black & white book page photo print shows men riding camels in Egypt,, titled "On Camel-back, Egypt", with a paragraph describing this. This is page #369 from the book (the page number appears in small print under the paragraph of copy).

The paragraph description represents the author's views regarding riding camels at the time (in 1892). So that you are not surprised if you purchase this page and then read the paragraph, we will provide the paragraph copy: "To people accustomed to all the comforts and luxuries of the world, who have never experienced desert tent-life, nor travelled through countries where there are no people to consult, it is hard to convey an idea of oriental camel-back travelling. The 'ship of the desert' is a most faithful animal, and loved by his master as much as a child; but his back affords a very uncomfortable seat. The long backward and forward motion recalls to the rider the swells of the sea. The above picture is a perfect specimen of hundreds of such caravans during the travelling season."

Excellent condition vintage black & white photograph, 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 printed photo to look on a book page.

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, small holes in the two upper corner margin areas, and some paper tear/paper remains along the top of the page in the margin area which looks like it came from an initial separation of the page from the one which would have been prior to it in the book.. There are also slight curved creases in the two lower margin corners, some slight wrinkling/slight page creasing, a bit of outer edge chipping and tiny edge tears, and other expected minor handling wear for a book page, but nothing of real issue here and we believe all this could be easily covered with matting and/or not be noticeable if this piece were to be framed.

We are listing other book photographs from Egypt and many other places around the world. Please see our other individual listings. A neat piece to add to a collection related to Egypt or especially one related to camels and camel riding.

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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