CATALOGUE. COLLECTION Of STEREOSCOPIC PICTURES. Commenced March 1st 1864 by E. H. [cover title]. Personal Collection Mss Catalogue, "By E. H.", Edith. d. 1922 Haven.
CATALOGUE. COLLECTION Of STEREOSCOPIC PICTURES. Commenced March 1st 1864 by E. H. [cover title]
CATALOGUE. COLLECTION Of STEREOSCOPIC PICTURES. Commenced March 1st 1864 by E. H. [cover title]

CATALOGUE. COLLECTION Of STEREOSCOPIC PICTURES. Commenced March 1st 1864 by E. H. [cover title]

(n. p.): 1864 - 1866. Unpaginated, though 48 pages of blue lined paper, 7" x 4-1/2", 23 lines per page. 21 pages with mss entries, those pages with mss title, e.g., "United States", "Switzerland", "Egypt" & "Fancy Pictures". Number of entries varies to just a few, "Africa" [2], to quite extensive, e.g., "United States" with a full page of 2 entries per line. 7-7/8" x 4-7/8". Light buff paper covers, handinked mss title to front cover, blue ribbon tie. "H" blindstamped at top of front cover. Collector's identity from my source. Catalogue now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning, general wear & soiling to covers, with a few short tears along edges. Front cover verso with year-by-year hand-inked count of views: "1864 - 93; 1865 - 60; 1866 - 35 = 188". All-in-all, About Very Good. Item #49839

While trade catalogues from stereoview manufacturers are seen every now & again, here we have an apparently unique manuscript catalogue created by an individual that was collecting stereoviews in the mid-1860s, as such, it's an invaluable look into what views actually sold out of those trade catalogues, which is to say, a primary source regarding consumer consumption for the stereoview trade.

Price: $495.00