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Title
Album Amicorum. Charming album amicorum composed towards 1850
Published
No place, towards 1850
Description
Large folio [565 x 445 mm], (44) ll. with 214 illustrations. Grey bluish paper. Preserved in its contemporary decorated brown morocco binding with decorations in blind and gilt fleurons on boards, decorated flat spine with decorative design in blind, all edges gilt. White silk endpapers. Gilt rolled inner dentelles. Plates were loose in the binding but have been professionally repaired and re-sewn where necessary. A REALLY CHARMING 'ALBUM AMICORUM' COMPOSED BY A GENUINE LOVER OF ENGRAVING TOWARDS 1850. IT COMPRISES WATERCOLOURS, LITHOGRAPHS AND DRAWINGS BY VARIOUS ARTISTS. They represent various subjects among which: 20 coloured lithographs by Desmaisons representing everyday life scenes, 18 small coloured lithographs by Jules David picturing life scenes, and 10 lithographed plates by Victor Adam. Some plates have captions, others have not.
*Rebinding and restoration work on this book was carried out by Ron Norman of Hartlepool. (Ronnorm@aol.com)*

Coloured plates in order:

1-6. [Not captioned] Young ladies of the world.
7. Die Wahrsagerin.
8-9. A pair of attractive European city scenes.
10. Les Soeurs de Lait.
11. L'Education.
12. La Visite chez La Nourrice
13. Les Vendanges en Normandie.
14. Les Vendanges en Bourgogne.
15-16. [Not captioned] Small rural scenes.
17. Presentation d'un Futur Venant de Paris.
18-19. [Not captioned] Small rural scenes. (2 plates missing).
20. [Not captioned] A beautiful scenic view with musicians playing in the foreground.
21. [Not captioned] A beautiful view of a town nestled beneath rolling hills. Man on horseback in foreground.
22. Le Marriage.
23. [Not captioned] A religious procession.
24. "Mon Dieu, Veillez Sur Lui !"
25. [Not captioned] Village architecture.
26. [Not captioned] A wounded soldier with wife and infant?
27. [Not captioned] An open air religious ceremony, perhaps in Russia?
28. Die Wittwe.
29. Les Patineuses. (Hollandaise)
30. Des Jagers Ruckkehr von der Jagd.
31. Castille.
32. Le Bon Soldat.
33. Les Adieux au Pays.
34. Le Retour du Marche.
35. Rousseau et Madame de Warens.
36. L'Indiscrete.
37. C'est Elle !
38. La Confidence au Grand-Papa.
39. La Prediction .
40. Bonsoir.
41. La Presentation du Futur.
42. La Corbeille de Mariage.
43. [Not captioned] A wealthy family playing 'Blindman's Bluff' (plate damaged).
44. Economie.
45. Travail.
46. Etude.
47. Bonheur.
48. Recompense.
49. Philantropie.
50. [Incorrectly captioned] Cousin et Cousine.
51. Priere a la Madone.
52. La Priere.
53. Rousseau et Madame Basile.
54. St. Vincent de Paule.
55. Le Vieux Grognard.
56. La Regalade.
57. La Recruteur.
58. Resignation.
59-63. [Not captioned] Assorted young ladies of the world. (1 plate missing)
64. L'Inquietude Maternelle.
65. L'Heureuse Mere.
66. La Bonne Nourrice. (1 plate missing)
67. La Gage d'Amour.
68. La Complaisance.
69. Le Petit Glaneur.
70. Le Petit Lambin.
71. Marie Therese d'Autriche.
72. Education de Francois I et de Marguerite de Valois.
73. Education de Marie Stuart.
74. La Tambourine.
75. Marie Stuart quittant la France.
76. La Visite au Prisonnier.
77. Les Secours au Prisonnier.
78. L'Enfant Abandonne.
79. L'Enfant Recalme.
80. Le Pelerinage.
81. L'Attention.
82. Le Captif.
83. Les Fermieres.
84. Une Lecon de Musique.
85. Une Declaration.
86. [Not captioned] A biblical scene?
87. [Not captioned] Men of War at rest.
88. Der Affe als Koch.
89. Der Affe als Richter.
90. [Incorrectly captioned] Male European Royal.
91. [Incorrectly captioned] Female European Royal.
92. Souvenir du Fiance.
93. La Fontaine .
94. [Not captioned] A lovely pair of young girls posing by the seaside.
95. [Not captioned] A young girl accompanied by her elderly grandmother?
96. [Not captioned] A mother wrapping a shawl around her daughters shoulders.
97. [Not captioned] A dashing male with two masked female admirers at a ball?
98. Espagne.
99. La Sortie du Bal.
100. L'Hospitalite. (2 plates missing)
101. Le Priere avant le Depart. (2/4)
102. [Incorrectly captioned] La Couronne.
103. [Incorrecly captioned] Le Chien Complaisant.
104. Le Cheminee de Campagne.
105. La Fete du Parrain.
106. Espieglerie.
107. Le Vigneron Reconnaissant.
108. Le Billet Doux.
109. Le Troubadour Napolitain.
110. Le Rendez-Vous a la Fontaine.
111. Ma Petite Fille, Viens Consoler ta Mere.
112. L'Elevation.
113. [Not captioned] A carriage being ridden through a wooded valley.
114. [Not captioned] A beautiful wooded mountain scene.
115. Andalous.
116. Duche de Genes.
117. Allemagne.
118. Russie.
119. La Nouvelle du Fiance.
120. Le Retour au Foyer.
121. La Promenade sur Le Lac. (Italienne)
122-123. [Not captioned] Two men of the world.
124. Guerrier de Tonga Tabou.
125. Noble Arabe.
126. L'Horoscope.
127. Le Mal d'Amour.
128. Fiance Bretons en Pelerinage.
129. Le Menuet de la Mariee.
130. La Demande en Mariage.
131. La Lecture de la Bible.
132. Le Retour de l'Eglise.
133. Le Livre de Messe.
134. Loisirs du Grand-Papa.

Hand coloured plates
134
Binding/Size
L=FOLIO
Category
Art, Culture/Lifestyle, Portraits, Scrapbook, Travel/Scenery
Value
$5,001-25,000
Stock ID
1374