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Author
SPENCER, Susanna.
Title
Album.
Published
n.p. n.d. c. 1840-50.
Description
8vo. Boards with a gilt filet and decorated in blind. Title in gilt to upper board, spine comprised of five beautiful gilt compartments. Spine and hinges have been professionally re-backed. All edges gilt. Coloured end papers. A beautifully unique and personal scrap book, compiled by a young lady, containing many hand coloured drawings, poems, uncoloured portrait illustrations soft pencil sketches, lively watercolours and assorted writings. Some browning and foxing throughout, the odd plate loose - else good.

Coloured plates in order:

1. Proclamation. "To Authors, Artists & others..." decorative scroll surrounded by flowers.
2. Poem? (loosely inserted) "From the forgotten to R.C.J...."
Poem surrounded by a garland of pretty blue flowers, leaves all tied together by a pink and grey ribbon.
3. [no caption] Very pretty vase holding flowers.
4. "The burning of Torquils town Castle".
5. "Green Mantle".
6. "Antwerp from the [river] Scheldt".
7. [no caption] Fairies and blue bell flowers.
8. "Harfleur".
9. [no caption] A study of pretty flowers.
10. [no caption] Three small watercolour views of European scenes.
11. [no caption] Small etching of a young girl.
12. [no caption] Vignette portrait of a young maiden gazing out of her window.
13. [no caption] Small bird with a long thin beak.
14. "The Rose of Castle Howard" Pencil sketch of a young girl.
15. [no caption] A beautiful watercolour of a couple resting on a riverbank, with a small hamlet in the background.
16. [no caption] Sepia aquatint of Eastern European (?) folk traveling by horse and on foot.
17. [no caption] An attractive pair of brightly coloured small birds.
18. "Two of Lord Pagets Horses..." Delightful watercolour.
19. [caption very faded] Watercolour of a group of people on horseback riding toward a castle in the distance.
20. [no caption] Vignette portrait of an attractive young lady.
21. "Julia". Delightful portrait of a young lady engrossed in a book.
22. [no caption] Butterfly.
23. [no caption] Pretty watercolour vignette portrait of a young lady.
24. [no caption] A delicate rustic scene in silhouette.

Hand coloured plates
24
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Category
Culture/Lifestyle, Scrapbook
Value
$0-5,000
Stock ID
1121