An early to mid-19th century gilt leather commonplace album,...





An early to mid-19th century gilt leather commonplace album, probably composed and collected by a member of the Wood family of Lancahsire, see page 236 note on ancestors, inscribed in ink MS with verse and prose on pink, yellow, blue, purple and white papers, gilt and blind tooled binding, 4to; a mid-19th century lady's manuscript, composed by Mary Albery [sister of James Albery (1838-1889), the dramatist], including essays on Warren Hastings, [60pp]; Mme de Maintenon, [30pp]; and Mme de Sevigne, [45pp]; with other pieces on diverse subjects, contemporary green-stained calf back and marbled boards, 4to; Sombre Binding, a Victorian commonplace album, including a loosely inserted sheet of Balmoral Castle writing paper with royal insignia and a heavy black mourning border, a full-page allegorical watercolour/frontispiece to the album signed T. Palmer and dated 1848, verse, clipped and pasted chromolithograph prints, etc, blind tooled black leather binding (losses to spine), 4to; another lady's album, kept by Lilly Borton, various pictures and embossed paper pieces, leather binding, gilt and blind tooled, 4to, [4]

Auction Date: 24th Jul 2019 at 10:30am

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24th Jul 2019 10:30am (Lots 3000 to 3744)