An English Friendship Album, dated July, 1840, with the name on the first page in a Spencerian hand "B. Hill" FRIENDSHIP ALBUM.

An English Friendship Album, dated July, 1840, with the name on the first page in a Spencerian hand "B. Hill"


Condition: Upper hinge starting, but sound; in fine condition.
Book ID: 27229

Description

4to, 21 x 17 cm, original embossed black sheep, gilt lettering, a.e.g. 64 leaves alternating in color (pink, blue, yellow, cream, etc.), several with embossed borders and frames. 25 manuscript poems and 26 drawings of scenes and portraits, in several different hands. A few of the poems are excerpts from known poets, but the others are apparently original and are usually signed with initials.

Comments

A skillfully executed friendship album, typical of its period. It is uncertain exactly where this was produced, but one of the more interesting drawings in the album is of the famous Eddystone Lighthouse, nine miles south of Rame Head, England, in Plymouth Sound.

Price: $850.00

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