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1875 Autograph Book - Signed by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow & Other Notables
1875. Nineteenth Century Autograph Book Gifted to a young lady named Genie from her mother, dated November 30, 1875. Description & Condition Brown leather oblong hardcover (7.75 x 5 inches) in good to very good antiquarian condition. Wear to unbound corners; wear to boards, including rubbing and light scuffing; gilt textblock edges; binding is square and tight (backstrip possibly reinforced). Gilt ornamentation. Approximately fifty paper leaves, generally very clean interior. The book s owner secured dozens of signatures, inscriptions, and drawings from people in New England and the UK. Most are dated in the 1870 s, and some pages are beautifully illustrated, many in color. Notable Signatures Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet. Poet of The Cross of Snow, Song of Hiawatha, Paul Revere s Ride, and Evangeline. George C. Needham, American evangelist and namesake of the needham dessert. Author of Preach the Word, Broken Bread for Serving Disciples, and The True Tabernacle. Frederic W. Tilton, American education innovator. Administrator of Phillips Academy Andover, Rhode Island Public Schools, and Rogers HS. Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist, publisher, and writer. Author of Prevailing Prayer, Heaven, and Secret Power. Charles Spurgeon, English Baptist preacher and writer. Author of dozens of works, including The Dawn of Revival and Talk to Farmers. _____________ These are just a few of the autographs. Please see the photographs to get a good idea of what s in the book, particularly the wonderful art. It is my wish that this book never be broken into individual pages fo … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Forgotten Lore [Friendswood, TX, U.S.A.]
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