A fascinating and unique collection of ephemera from the nineteenth century, with sketches, hand-written poetry and more. From the library of noted art historian, Patricia Milne Henderson. This book weighs 1 KG when packed. With a letter loosely inserted addressed to this albums most recent owner, Patricia Milne-Henderson dated 02/11/62 from one of the Freemantles of Bayford House near Hertfordshire. The letter is an invite for lunch.
Patricia Milne-Henderson is an esteemed art historican and collector. She had a large numismatic collection and works pertaining to woodcuts. This scrapbook contains at least two different hands.
Several of the items loosely inserted have the name Miss Shields written to rear of them in a contemporary copperplate hand. The original owner of this album has copied out many hymns and devotional poems such as: Dependence on God: Even as the needle, that directs the hour Abide With me! With hand written excerpts from Samuel Johnsons The Rambler, Thomas Campbells The Pleasure of Hope. An oil pastel drawing of a gentleman in a suit of armour being tended to by two children who are assisting him dress on brown paper. Pastoral scenes, initialled M C H 1828 on Whatman Paper.Drawings of Loch Katrine dated 1850 and of Tweed which are undated. The drawings of Tweed are similar to that of a boat which is initialled H M S this may be the hand of Miss Shields. An ink drawing of Thurston Hall dated 1826.
A humorous caricature of an individual with the caption I hope I dont intrude. Uncommon poems include Ode to the Violets which begins Hail! And an Address to the Comet of 1853. This poem describes one of the many comets in 1853 and begins Mysterious Visitant!Thy light hath faded flown our skies. The contemporary morocco binding has 1826 to the date, although much of the contents dates from 1826 to 1860. The paper is watermarked 1825.
There are also two silhouettes, one male one female loosely inserted with the white paper has been painted black. Other items loosely inserted include the printed eulogy of one Dr Gilly and Samuel Johnson loosely inserted and a print of The Cross Leighton Buzzard dated by hand 1852. A truly unique collection of ephemera from the nineteenth century.In a full morocco binding. Externally, rubbed to the spine and to the head and tail of spine. The front weak is tender and may detach unless carefully handled. Internally, the text block is firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with occasional scattered spots. Fine - Very well preserved copy showing very little wear. Only one or two minor faults, really a very attractive copy. Quite a wide term meaning no major faults but probably several smaller ones. Often expected given the age of the book, but still a respectable copy.
Some more serious faults as will. Be described in the condition report under'condition. Good Only - Meaning one or more faults that could really do with repair. As with good only above but with other faults.Leaving a compromised copy even after repair. Really bad and possibly seriously incomplete. We only sell books in this condition where their rarity or value makes them. Major defects will be described. Please ask for details and conditions.
Please note we cannot accept USD cheques. The item "C1826-1860 Album of Ephemera Miss Shields Drawings Cuttings Poems Patricia Milne" is in sale since Friday, May 29, 2020.
This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "the-mad-librarian" and is located in Bath. This item can be shipped worldwide.