1 album (134 photographic prints) : albumen ; 33 x 26 cm (album)
Caption title from first leaf, which is a checklist of available photos, printed by Emily Faithfull, Printer and Publisher
in Ordinary to Her Majesty, Victoria Press, Great Coram Street, W.C. Note on recto of checklist leaf reads: "N.B.--Mr Macpherson
finds it necessary to state that all his photographs are stamped with his name on the mounting-board; and also that they are
not exposed nor to be had at any of the shops, and are only sold at his studio, No. 12, Vicolo d'Alibert, Via del Babuino;
near the Piazza di Spagna. In selecting photographs, it is well to put a mark against the no. on the list, and in ordering
those that may be wished, to note down only the no. and not the name of the subject, retaining (after the numbers shall have
been copied,) the same list as a check upon the order which has afterwards to be executed in Rome, and to be paid for on their
arrival in London or Edinburgh."
Production date from price list for this collection, not included in present volume, but dated 1st March 1868; cf.
Photographic prints are mounted on rectos of leaves of heavy white paper; pencilled numbers below correspond to the titles
in the photo inventory checklist at the front of the album; photos lack Macpherson's trademark oval embossed stamp; cf. also
printer's note on inventory leaf.
Spec. Coll. copy: Bound in vellum boards; large gilt ornaments in five of six spine panels; gold-stamped black leather spine
label with title "Macpherson's Vatican sculptures"; marbled endpapers; edges stained red. In modern beige cloth clamshell
box; spine title "Macpherson's Vatican sculpture."