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Scrapbook featuring well-rendered original drawings of famous figures and places
ca. 1839. Hardcover. Fine. Original scrapbook rebound in dark green cloth. 8vo, np, approx. 100 leaves. Various paper stocks with many pre-embellished features, mostly embossing. Featuring 25 incredibly impressive drawings of prominent figures such as Napoleon, Shakespeare, Rousseau, and La Fontaine, as well as many landscapes and architectural renderings. Executed primarily in pencil, with several pastel drawings by this clearly skilled draughtsman. The drawings are accompanied by many poems and quotations in both English and French. The scrapbook is likely documenting the European travels of an American, with many pressed flowers from places such as Waterloo and Kenilworth Castle. Binding in fine condition with very good contents- occasional chipping to the brittle pages, though never loss to the text or illustrations. A wonderful scrapbook with exquisite drawings.
      [Bookseller: Caliban Books ABAA-ILAB]
Last Found On: 2013-07-26           Check availability:      Biblio    


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