[Buenos Aires, Argentina]: Arrufana, Garrido, Ortiz & Cia. 1895.
4.75 x 7 inches, oblong. Unpaginated, but 40 leaves, with 39 photographic images on the rectos and 36 advertisements printed in cyan on the versos. Pebbled red cloth stamped in blind, titles in blind and gilt on the upper board. Boards, corners, and edges quite rubbed and worn with loss to the gilt, rear hinge starting, and a little damp-staining to the page edges internally. Nonetheless, good and sound.
Arrufana, Garrido, Ortiz was an importer with offices in Buenos Aires throughout the 1890s. This company give-away (the cover title translates as "compliments of the house") features images of Argentina and other South American locales, from the august municipal buildings and broad boulevards of Buenos Aires to bridges, ports, railroads, factories, marketplaces, mule packs, bathing spots, washer women, plantations, historical ruins, mountain ranges, rock formations, waterfalls, and more. The advertisers include an array of manufacturers and purveyors of goods and services, most based in Buenos Aires. The advertisements themselves were printed using a variety of typefaces, decorative borders, and flourishes, as well as what appear to be both stock and custom wood engravings.