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Circa 1850s Victorian Manuscript Love Poetry - Anonymous - 1850. 
England 1850 - Undated, this is a beautiful early Victorian Manuscript book of period Love Poetry, each poem is accompanied with delightful finely executed original artwork, both paintings and drawings, unfortunately there is no indication as to authorship or date, the date being estimated here based on the ladies fashions as depicted in the pictures, there are fifty poems, one of which is lacking the artwork, the art for the book has only been loosely fixed in by using cut slits in the books pages to insert them, so it is actually quite lucky that only one picture has got lost over the years, bound in an embossed patterned full leather binding with later leather spine with gilded page edges, measuring 7.25 inches by 4.5 inches approx., a beautifully hand crafted work, the poems being written in fine calligraphy, each started with an illuminated letter, there has been some offsetting of the ink to opposing pictures of a few pages, a few mild marks else in nice condition. a stunningly beautiful early Victorian manuscript book, that will be a delight to own and treasure. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Andrew Cox PBFA]
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