Alfred Rowden was a keen amateur photographer and natural historian in Exeter. He often gave talks at local field clubs, illustrated with magic lantern slides that he created or purchased from commercial manufacturers. He recorded scenery and wildlife specimens around Devon.
Handwritten title [illegible - completely faded] on top edge; Handwritten 'Bat Fixing Bath [illegible]' on top binding strip; 'A.O. Rowden' on right binding strip; 'Ilf. Gas. Z.644 M.Q.3' on bottom binding strip