1375800 HANDBOOK OF RIO DE JANEIRO [Two Copies] [With] OPEN CONCEPT ALBUM [Three Volumes Total]. Andrew Jackson Lamoureux.
HANDBOOK OF RIO DE JANEIRO [Two Copies] [With] OPEN CONCEPT ALBUM [Three Volumes Total]
HANDBOOK OF RIO DE JANEIRO [Two Copies] [With] OPEN CONCEPT ALBUM [Three Volumes Total]
HANDBOOK OF RIO DE JANEIRO [Two Copies] [With] OPEN CONCEPT ALBUM [Three Volumes Total]
HANDBOOK OF RIO DE JANEIRO [Two Copies] [With] OPEN CONCEPT ALBUM [Three Volumes Total]
HANDBOOK OF RIO DE JANEIRO [Two Copies] [With] OPEN CONCEPT ALBUM [Three Volumes Total]
HANDBOOK OF RIO DE JANEIRO [Two Copies] [With] OPEN CONCEPT ALBUM [Three Volumes Total]
HANDBOOK OF RIO DE JANEIRO [Two Copies] [With] OPEN CONCEPT ALBUM [Three Volumes Total]
HANDBOOK OF RIO DE JANEIRO [Two Copies] [With] OPEN CONCEPT ALBUM [Three Volumes Total]
HANDBOOK OF RIO DE JANEIRO [Two Copies] [With] OPEN CONCEPT ALBUM [Three Volumes Total]
HANDBOOK OF RIO DE JANEIRO [Two Copies] [With] OPEN CONCEPT ALBUM [Three Volumes Total]
Lamoureux, Andrew Jackson

HANDBOOK OF RIO DE JANEIRO [Two Copies] [With] OPEN CONCEPT ALBUM [Three Volumes Total]

Rio de Janeiro: A.J. Lamoureux & Co., 1887. Four items from the collection of Andrew Jackson Lamoureux, by descent of the family. They represent his 1887 'Handbook of Rio de Janiero' in three formats, being two different versions of the trade edition, one possibly being a proof, a large format concept album of similar photographs, plus a group of loose photographs and prints.

This collection is unique and has not been offered previously on the market.

1. An untitled open concept album of Rio De Janiero, circa 1887. Quarto, Unpaginated. In Very Good condition. Fully bound in dark brown leather with gilt inlay. Silk endpapers. Scrapbook style portfolio with 28 pages of thick cardstock, all edges gilt. Age-appropriate edgewear and rubbing to boards. Second page detached. 24/28 pages contain black and white photography plates.

Photos depict landscape and urban scenes, many of which are close matches to Lamoureux's 1887 handbook of Rio de Janeiro. It is highly likely that these images were captured on the same shoots as those which made it into the final handbook, and this was put together as a prototype or concept album.

2. A Handbook of Rio de Janiero, Rio De Janeiro, A.J. Lamoureux & Co. 1887. Small Octavo, 204, [20] pages. In Good Minus condition. Quarter bound in textured brown paper. Paper cover peeled in a one inch path along back. Spine beige and bound in tape. Spine separated; pages 1- 104 split from binding. Light rubbing and edgewear. Brazilian seal stamped in red on back. Missing folding map.

8/11 plates present. Missing "Palace of S. Christovāc" (one plate on front end paper). "Jardim da Acclamaçāo" (one plate on page 48). "Cascatinha - Tijuca" (one plate on page 168).

3. A Handbook of Rio de Janiero, Rio De Janeiro, A.J. Lamoureux & Co. 1887. Small Octavo, 204, [20] pages. In Good condition. Quarter bound in textured brown paper. Spine beige and bound in tape. Brazilian seal stamped on back in red. Light tear to surface of paper cover on front. Spine slightly cocked. Front and back gutters cracked and exposed. Binding generally loose. Age appropriate foxing and soiling throughout textblock interior. Head of textblock sun damaged. Light rubbing and shelf wear. Includes folding map.

27/35 plates present. Missing "Rio de Janeiro, from Ilha das Cobras" (One plate on from endpaper). "The Sugar Loaf, from Mundo Novo" (two plates on page 130). "Jardim da Acclamaçāo" (one plate on page 152). "View from the Corcouado"and "The City from Santa Thereza" (two plates on page 160). "Street Scene in Campos" and "A Cabin on Copacabana Beach" (two plates on page 192).

4. 7 loose plates and 5 envelopes for a total of 39 plates as follows; 1) six photographs of Gavêa 2) twenty photographs of Cascatinha & Gavêa ( Chinese View) 3) three photos of the city from Saude 4) three photos of Sugar loaf from the Lagẽa 5) empty

The loose plates contain several duplicates of photographs included in handbooks and album.

DL consignment. Shelved case 9.

1375800

Shelved Dupont Bookstore

Price: $8,000

NOTES

"Little is known about the biography of A. J. Lamoureux (1850-1928), except that he was born in Michigan, studied at Cornell University, but abandoned his studies for health reasons and, in the 1870s, began working in the press. In 1877, he moved to Rio de Janeiro and joined Rio News. In 1879, when parliamentary debates on abolition resumed, the newspaper was under the direction of O. C. James and Andrew Jackson Lamoureux. From 1882 onwards, however, Lamoureux became its sole owner and publisher and, shortly afterwards, in 1883, he founded a publishing house - Typographia Aldina - which published, for example, books by André Rebouças, Joaquim Nabuco, Rui Barbosa and a Handbook of Rio de Janeiro (1887) of his own authorship."
Projeto História, São Paulo, n.35, p. 141-159, dez. 2007