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TAYLOR, H.
Stammbuch.
Göttingen and Bonn, 1834-5. The front free endpaper, signed. ‘H. Taylor’, is dated 25 September 1834. Some accomplished pencil sketches, including Rotterdam (30 Sep. 1834), the Drachenfels and Rolandseck on the Rhine, Kammerstein, and the monument to General Hoche at Weißenthurm, are followed by a number of manuscript ink entries by people Taylor has met. The first date from March 1835, when Taylor had reached Göttingen: by the naturalist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752–1840), quoting Malebranche, his wife Louise (1752–1837), quoting Herder, and their daughter Adele (1787–1837), quoting Goethe; the mineralogist Johann Friedrich Ludwig Hausmann (1782–1859), his wife Wilhelmine (‘Minette’; 1786–1841), and their daughters Henriette (1812–1879), quoting Jean Paul, and Maria (1795–1885); then April: ‘G. H. L.’, and ‘J. R. L’, quoting Shakespeare (in English); Maxis Rehberg, quoting Goldsmith’s Deserted Village (in English); and Samuel Phillips (1814–1854), journalist, later the author of the novel Caleb Stukley (1844) and literary critic for The Times, 1845–54), February 1835, quoting Wordsworth’s poem ‘Memory’. Oblong 12mo (91 × 116 mm), 100 unnumbered pages, the paper of varying colours; one drawing, on card (copying a lithograph which has been stitched into the book), loosely inserted; original embossed roan, all edges gilt, rubbed, spine lettered gilt. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Simon Beattie ABA ILAB [Chesham, United Kingdom]
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