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Friendship Album of Alice M. Case from Cornville, Maine, c. 1881Cornville, Mainec. 1881
Price: 20.00

Red fabric cover, pencil signatures and writings. A friendship album from Cornville Main (population 932 in 1880 census according to Wikipedia), dates range from 1880-1884 with the majority from December 1881. 2 3/4" x 4 1/2". wear on cover, the writing is in pencil and can be difficult to read
Autograph Album for Ella S. Knapp, Danbury Conn. 1878Connecticut1878-1884
Price: 40.00

Red cloth embossed Autograph album with signatures for the years 1878-1884. Inscribed "A Christmas Gift." Some pages contains a name and town while others have decorative writings as in  friendship album. Many pages have embossed die-cut Victorian scraps. Locations are primarily Danbury, CT but also list Marbledale (a village in Washington, CT), Middletown, Sherman, New Canaan, and New Milford, CT as well as Brooklyn  and Fergusonville New York. 4 3/4" x 7". wear on cover, some oxidation, scrap at beginning of book torn, missing page at beginning
Album of Friendship, Friendship Album of Jennie, New Jersey. c 1874
Price: 45.00

Blue gilt blind stamped cover. Frontispiece, 3 plates. Album belongs to 'Jennie', one signature indicates a location of  NJ, most pages are blank, end page lists the names "Dora, Jennie, Lillie, Eva, Pauline, Gertie" and also "Freddie" the poem under mentions "six sisters fair". 8 1/2" x 7" wear on cover, some foxing throughout
Pearl Album, Autograph Album of Miss Ella M. Johnson, Northeast US (Key Port, NJ, Farmingdale, Point Pleasant, Middle Farms). Hayes & Zell Philadelphia 1857-1862
Price: 50.00

Brown gilt, blind stamped cover. Autograph album belonging to Miss E. (Ella) M. Johnson, colored pages, 3 plates, towns referenced are in northeast US and include Key Port, NJ, Farmingdale, Point Pleasant, and Middle Farms. Album well used, dedication by Johnson begins "May no indelicate thought find a place, or impure word these pages deface! May their fair virgin-purity symbolize, the thoughts of each mind as they may arise!" 7 1/2" x 6 1/4" wear on cover, spine damaged, water staining on beginning pages
Album of Gems, Friendship Album of Matilda S. Bidell, Coxsacki, New York. c 1851-1852
Price: 50.00

Red gilt, blind stamped cover. Albums belonged to Matilda S. Bidell, first entry after owner's dedication is message from her husband William, most entries from Coxsacki, NY. 8" x 6 1/2" binding loose, leather on spine has come off, some staining on front pages
Flower Tokens Friendship Album of Susan, New York and Philadelphia. c 1851-1872
Price: 50.00

Brown gilt cover. The album belongs to Susan, often referred to as Susie and once Sue, locations of signers include New York and Philadelphia, one entry begins "Fairer and purer I could not wish thee, Dearer and sweeter thou mayest not be". 7 1/2" x 6" worn spine and binding
Scenery Autograph Album belonging to "Anna", BHS class of 1883Bridgeport, CT1882-1886
Price: 55.00

Blind stamp with silver embellishments, front cover titled "scenery album". A combination of scenic color and black and white plates interspersed with autographs.  Scenes from locations across the country.  One hand drawn sketch. Autographs mainly from Bridgeport, CT in 1883 with notes and quotes. One repeating quote in foreign language. May references to "BHS '83", handwritten notes state marriage and deaths of signers. 4 1/4" x 7". wear on cover, inside binding coming apart , pages all still intact
Bruxelles Friendship Album and Sketch Book, 1887-1916
Price: 55.00

Embossed color cloth cover,hand drawn original artwork cut and glued onto pages, some with  verses and signatures.A few pages say "to Flo", dates range from 1887-1916. Detailed and beautiful artwork; pencil sketches, pen and ink, watercolors, and paints, create a unique album. Verses included on some pages, credit to original authors. Some artwork is signed or initialed. Locations are not listed. 7 3/4" x 5". wear on cover, spine broken, some pages loose; one leaf separated from spine foxing and staining from rust  from stapled binding
Autograph Album, Maine and New Hampshire, 1887 and 1888. ..
Price: 55.00

Red cloth embossed velvet cover, three (3) line drawn sketches of birds, specific towns  listed are East Rochester, NH; West Sebano, ME; West Lebanon, ME; Lebanon, ME; Milton Mills, NH. Simple verse and messages with author's name, location, and date. 5" x 7 3/4" . velvet cover worn
Edith Beatty's "Aldine Autograph Album with Decorated Spaces and Lines for Sentiment and Name", Conshohocken, PA, 1880-1898. ..1878
Price: 60.00

Stamped cloth cover, decorative pages. The friendship album of Edith Beatty, most pages signed Conshohocken, PA. Two pages mention the Class of '95. Many simple pages with brief verse or reference to schoolmates. One longer dedication at the front and the back. Class of '95 chant included, "Wee! Wee! Wee!' Wow! Wow! Wow! Conshohocken High School Bow! Wow! Wow!" 8 1/4" x 7". end papers reinforced, appear to be previously detached.
Album of Remembrance of Mrs. Loretta Mitchell. Leavitt and Allen. New York (publisher location)1863-1886
Price: 65.00

Blind stamp cover with gilt embellishment titles "Album of Remembrance". Friendship album of Loretta Mitchell. First page writing by Loretta followed by a poem by her husband, Frederick. Plates interspersed in book. Notes and writing by friends and family of Loretta Mitchell. A few writing to "Mother" signed "Lottie" and "Lillie". Locations are primarily Chicago but also mention Niles, Michigan. Penciled in front of book is " L.W. Mitchell 493 Wells St Chicago Ill."  Engraved plates of women throughout. 8" 6 1/2". wear on cover,text block separated from backstrip
Autograph Book, Boston area, calligraphy and sketches, Edward T. Turner, 1881Boston1881
Price: 75.00

Album with gilt decorative fans on front cover, blind stamp fans on back cover. Most pages are blank, some have brief name and location and date, there are 7 watercolor sketches and finely detailed calligraphy pages. Autographs from 1881, mostly Boston, Mass. Watercolor drawing, calligraphy bird signed "The Burdett Commercial School", drawing of a quill pen, and a decorative page reading Teacher o f Penmanship. 5" x 7 1/4". wear on cover, discoloration on cover, pages intact, artwork vibrant
Autograph Album, with 12 prints of American Scenery, c1882. ..
Price: 75.00

An autograph album with twelve scenes, six color and six black and white, from all across North America.  The autographs are dated from 1882, with one from 1883. All locations listed are Boston. Many of the signers are family members identified as cousin, aunt, uncle. A few have even have drawn quaint pictures as well. The twelve scenes are placed throughout the album, each with a caption denoting its location. Some scenes depicted are "Buffalo Hunting on the Prairie", "Lake Michigan", "Mount Washington", "Montmorency Falls, Canada", and "Residence of Washington Irving on the Hudson". The album has a red cover stamped with gold and silver decoration, titled "Scenery Autograph Album".  The edges of the pages are gilded, and the pages themselves are a variety of hues including what appears to be white, yellow, pink and blue. 4 1/4" x 7". There is moderate edge wear on the cover, as well as some missing surface area. The cardboard covers are slightly bowed. There are a minimal amount of marks on the pages, but nothing that impacts the signatures. The scenes are in great condition with no marks. The color of most of the pages have faded faded to an off white, however the blue pages are still clearly visible.
Scrap book for Harriet (Hatty) Rowley by her friend Irene ca. 1904
Price: 85.00

Asian themed linen blue and white fabric on board cover  with applied image from photograph of path with floral decortion. printed paper picture glued to front, hand written note of creation  and penciled inscription. An album created by Irene H. for her friend Hatty Rowley. Contains cut outs from magazines of writings, poems, verses and pictures and cartoons. circa early 1900's. Hans written note at front explains the book is " a foolish little scrap book". 6 1/2" x 8 1/4". some wear, discoloration on pages, appears hand made, all papers solidly affixed to pages
Pencil Sketches by Sophia Long Deani. c1860s
Price: 110.00

A 6 1/2" x 8 1/4" sketchbook with marbled paper wraps. Naive drawings including love birds in a basket, a church yard, a basket of fruit with a bird(in the style of a theorem), an ancient castle, a fortress on a river and more.
Friendship Album, New York 1893-1904. ..
Price: 150.00

A quaint friendship album with a unique cover: a wooden front cov erand a red velvet back cover. The album contains signatures mostly from Catskill, New York in 1893, with others from Eminence, NY. The center pages are signed H.H.S. 1904, which most liklely stands for Hobart High School. The first page is signed Miss Cora Huyck and three pages toward the end of album are addressed to "Cora". While most of the pages are simply signed with a date and location noted, several have verses or short notes on them. Two pages are of note, as they contain whimsical color drawings. One depicts a sailboat on a lake, and the other a calligraphy bird surrounded by flora. Color flourishes. 4 1/2" x 6 1/4". The velvet back cover shows slight wear, particular along the edge, otherwise in great condition.
Friendship Album of Louisa Stott, North Billerica, Mass. 1878-1883. ..
Price: 150.00

This friendship album has a leather cover with gilded letter and design accents on top cover and spine,and a stamped edged border. The majority of the gilded edge pages are filled with signatures and verses. Additionally there is a whimsical calligraphy color line drawing, done in pen, of a bird surrounded by flora. The verses and quotes are uplifting, such as: "The world is what we make, and if we improve ourselves, we improve the world." The entries are mainly from towns in Massachusetts such as Lowell, Chelmsford, North Billerica, Stoneham, and Lawrence. Other locations include New Hampshire, Maine, one from England, and two from Aberdeen Dakota (before it became North and South). A grouping signed "Com. College". The bulk of the signatures are from 1878. . There is slight rubbing on cover edges. The leather is discolored slighting, and the cover is slightly bowed. There a stain on the interior covers from the glue as it deteriorated. Otherwise in great condition.
Scrap Album for Selina Lawrence, 1873-1875, possibly England. ..
Price: 200.00

Stamped leather cover with decorative edges and "Scrap Album" on cover. Front end paper has an ex-libris Prize award for Miss S. Lawrence for Improvement in Drawing dated July 25, 1873. The first page has  the name Selina and 1873 created with drawn flowers.  The next is an acrostic poem by Charles Steele or Sheele. The rest of the book contains drawings and sketches by various people. All are dated 1873 or 1875 except one unfinished sketch dated 1897. There is one photograph of a house by a hill. Most pages are unused. An envelope addressed to Miss Selina Leonard Clifton Bristol is tucked in the back. It contains a photograph of a young man dated October 1873 . The postmark is stamped Sheffield. 9 1/2" x 7 1/2". cover wear, back strip detaching, foxing
Personal Writings and Sketch Book of Adelaide Beebe, Lowell School of Design, M.I.T. 1890s.
Price: 225.00

A book titled Design that begins with a few sketches of elements of design.  This is followed by some factual writings on specialty fabric and design houses in the northeast, followed by numerous poetry verses and quotes from notable authors and poet.  The book concludes with ten (10) fine samples of pen and ink and watercolor design samples most likely for silk fabric.  Blind stamp Lowell School of Design, Mass. Institute of Technology.  Adelaide Beebe graduated from the Lowell School of Design in 1897.    Several blank pages, a few pages appear to have been removed.
Autograph Album from 1866, Eastern United States. ..
Price: 225.00

Stamped leather cover, elegant calligraphy throughout along with elaborate calligraphy birds and scroll. It appears that most signatures are from 1866 and include the first two initials and last name of the signer. Locations include, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, and New Jersey with the bulk in New York. About a third of the way in the book, a note from Henry Blanchard Hendershott about his parents who married in 1868. 4" x 6 3/4". cover worn, toning
Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps Autograph and Drawing Album, c1915-1918 (W.A.A.C.). ..
Price: 275.00

A astonishing friendship album filled with quotes, verses, and drawings belonging to Amelia Isabel Mackenzie, a member of the W.A.A.C. The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (1917–1918), which later became known as Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (1918–1920) was the women's unit of the British Army during and immediately after the First World War. It was formally instituted on 7 July, 1917 and between January 1917 and November 1918.  over 57,000 women served in the unit. The corps was disbanded in September 1921 and unfortunately most of the service records of the corps were destroyed during a German air raid in September 1940.   The front cover of the album is stamped with the flags of Russia, France, Britain, and Belgium. Entries consist of drawings and sketches as well as verses. The first page is a hand drawn British flag and the inscription "12th Dec 1917, Q.M.A.A.C. April 1918". An example of a verse is: "Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, and departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time" Among the verses are several drawings. For example a wonderful water color of a sunset in Gourock, Scotland,  and a whimsical drawing of a kitten playing with a glove. One page has a unique listing of names written from a central point and a sprig of flowers pressed in. Dates of the signatures range 1915-1918. 5 1/2" x 7". Covers show heavy wear, and are partially detached. Pages are still bound, but are  coming loose. The pages themselves are slightly soiled, but otherwise fine.
Sketch Book, fine illustrations in watercolor and ink,c1887-1909. ..
Price: 275.00

An album with 10 pieces of original artwork that is fine. A few illustrations appear to be draft illustrations for company advertising; one is for a Kentucky Rye. Another illustration is a stack of postcards and flowers perfectly shaded as to appear 3D. Media includes pen and ink, watercolors, paint. There are a total of ten illustrations. Cover stamped with gold and silver decorations, and the paper is a variety of soft blue, green, and off whites. 8 1/4" x 6 3/4" . Front cover and first folio detached. A few small stain marks on the blank pages, but nothing that interferes with any of the illustrations.
Friendship Album/Autograph Book of Ruth Richardson, Employee of Toledo Insane Asylum.
Price: 350.00

1880-1883. Includes 15 CDVs of signers. A friendship album completed by the family and co-work friends of Ruth Richardson from 1880-1884.  Ruth was an employee of the Toledo Insane Asylum much admired and beloved by co-workers.  Includes 15 carte-des-visite photographs of fellow employees. Sentiments light in nature, often written in rhyming verse, perhaps from album writers. Houses in silver stamped album that measures 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".
1818 Hand penned and illustrated booklet - Um 24ten Weinmonat -24 Wine Month (October).
Price: 350.00

Hand constructed booklet with wall paper covers. Pen and ink line drawings and text. Calligraphy script.  German language. Whimsical imagery. Perhaps a birthday book.  Laid paper.  (
Sketch Book and Verses of W. Howell, 1915-1925. ..
Price: 375.00

This sketch book is inscribed "'the Grove' Theddlethorpe, 'All Saints'" (England).  This album contains 25 whimsical drawings and watercolors as well as some humorous sayings, such as: "If your lips would keep from slips, Five things observe with care; Of whom you speak, to whom you speak, And how, and when and where." Some of the illustrations are also captioned, such as the "Ruins of Bellicourt Church, France Nov 1918". Bellicourt was site of numerous intense battles during World War I.   The sketch book that contains a variety of media-pen and ink, photographs, watercolors and includes verses and writings. Each verse or drawing is signed or initialed by a different person. The leather is cover titled "Autographs", and the interior covers are marbleized. The pages are several different light colors (pink, blue, and cream). 7 1/4" x 6 1/2". text block is detaching from cover, tape repair on first page
Annotated Sketch book for works done by Charles William Bauhan, Landscape Artist, October 1924-July 1925.
Price: 400.00

Includes eighteen (18) original works.  Most dated and several identified.   Thirteen (13) are watercolors of landscapes, gardens and exteriors of homes including Twin Doors (NJ) and the home of Professor Stone of Cornell U, built in 1751 and located in Canaan, CT.  There are also floor plans for the first and second floors of the Canaan CT home.  Also includes landscapes of Eagle Rock and Belville, NJ.  One sketch depicts phases of an eclipse as it occurred.  Also found are notes on mileage and travel time, a bit of poetry and some annotations on the content of the drawings.  It is marked Book 30, believed to be one of a series of workbooks.
Friendship Album - To Minnie Schnaitman from Geo. DeHaven, Christmas 1883.. ..
Price: 400.00

A blue velvet cover with ornate metal elements on the front cover.  Fine decorated end papers.  Hand penned dedication page with watercolor and lacquered or enameled border decoration. This page is followed by an ornate calligraphy "MS".  Five (5) additional pages with well executed watercolor and lacquered or enameled flowers birds and butterflies as page decoration.  A charming touch on the  adjacent page of  one of the of the floral borders - a trompe l'oeil lady bug.    Additional drawing depicts stippled pen and ink country home with rushing stream. Final watercolor of two roses.   Approximately a quarter of the pages have been signed and dated mostly from Philadelphia.  A few with long sentiments. Dates range from 1883-1886.  Measures 9" x 6 3/8". . Few paged separated from text block near front of album.   Light surface soiling from handling.  Edge wear on velvet cover. Wilhelmina S. "Minnie" Schnaitman (1860-1896).  First wife of John G. Steffen. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Marriage Year: 1886
Friendship Album for Mabel Cavalier with sentiments and 22 plus full page drawings, watercolors and novelties. .Forest Gate, London.1930
Price: 425.00

Hard cover album with unnumbered pages with numerous sentiments and verses written in 1930.   Additionally watercolors that include a woman skier, an interpretation of a worker in Hong Kong, a Harlequin holding a clown, a finely executed scene from nature, a fishing boat, a sports girl and much more.    Measures 6 3/4" x 8".. wear on cover
1883-84 Sketch Book Diary in Graphite & Watercolor, Ashburnham, MA.
Price: 500.00

An unpaginated sketch book executed in graphite and watercolor with occasional accompanying verse or caption belonging to N. Helen Rowley, Ashburnham, MA. It depicts various views of landscape and scenery in the area. Many of the drawings are captioned or described on the reverse. Some are associated with outings and social events On pencil sketch is a depicting approaching a large home on a hill with mountains in the background.  The reverse identifies it as the Summit House, Mt. Wachusett, Princeton Mass and includes the autographs of those in attendance.  After the 1883 social season, the medium changes from graphite to watercolor. There is also the addition of appropriate quotable verses. A more formal or structured approach. After a few pages the book reverts to the more casual presentation style. One somewhat naive yet dear image depicts a woman seated on a hammock held in place by a tree and a post, while a young girl sits on a straight back chair and reads; a second woman sits in a chair sketching --perhaps a self-depiction.  Each wearing fanciful hats. Drawings of Island on Naukeag Lake, Allen Burr taking his lunch at the pic-nic in Handley Woods, Old Tree - Handley Woods, "The Ward and Mary" (named trees) Ashburnham, The Bastile at Handley Farm, Island in Secretary Lake, Mill Dam under Jewell Hill, Naukeag Club House, Frankort Hill from the Fence, Fort Winthrop - Governor�s Island and more. Measures 6" x 9 7/8".
Album of 17 Original Watercolors Done in the Same Hand. The subject: Things Floral, The Alphabet of Angela - Language of Flowers c1870s-80s. 1870s
Price: 500.00

Somewhat naive yet elegant watercolors, all with a floral or nature theme. Each is captioned in pencil. The first is captioned Preparing for Winter showing a young girl gathering sticks. There are single floral specimens, garlands and mixtures of both. Includes flowers as Inidan Azilie, Persian Tulip and Pomegranate. A bouquet in a vase is captioned The Alphabet of Angela. Of additional note are two Flower People translations from the Language of Flowers. The first is Rose and Beauty and the second is Elgantine  Poetry. Measures 8" x 6"..
Souvenir Album: Written by husband and wife Joseph and Susan Miller 1855-1860 w Watercolor drawings and punch paper bookmark love token. Thornton IA.
Price: 500.00

A brown gilt stamped album of what appears to be Jesus and "the woman at the well" on front cover and large lidded ewer on the back cover. Five full page engravings depicting somber scenes of  people and places.   The album begins with a Preface and an array of writings by Joseph including Apostrophe ot my Happiness, The Nice House Keeper, The Highland Chief, The Out-going and In-coming Year (1855-56).  This is followed by a single entry from his departing cousin in 1857.  This is followed by  the Inagural Address of the President Of the New Paris Congress. The next entry is by Susan and surrounded by a hand drawn watercolor floral wreath or eternal ring of flower.  Also includes two full page floral drawing by Susan.  In addition Susan has added little watercolor floral spray in the upper right corner of Joseph's writings.  On the Preface page she penned "Susan Miller Joseph Miller" beneath the floral display.   Interfoliata includes a pressed dried flower and a punch paper and ribbon bookmark with "Forget me not Joseph" cross stitched on the punch paper. Measures 7 3/4" x 6". Moderate wear; top and bottom portion of back strip lacking; edge wear on covers.
Autograph Album and Sketch Book created by Employees of the Ministry of Munitions, Drawing Office, includes Women's Advancement, Fine Watercolors and Sketches - some Chinese Characters. Town Hall Anerley, S. E. London 1918
Price: 550.00

Town Hall Anerley, S. E. London.1918. An autograph album with sentiments and sketches created by various employees of of the Ministry of Munitions, Drawing Office.  Predominantly populated by women, as it was the type of work women did in wartime.   Includes sentiments such as "Nature, impartial in her ends, When she made Man the strongest; In justice too to make amends, Made Woman's tongue the longest". Also another titled "Woman" discussing woman's skills, etc. It also includes a hand penned "Each in His Own Tongue" originally by William Hubert Carmuth. A French and English translation on Friendship.  Also comments about working in the Drawing Office.  Also includes fine watercolors and pencil drawings. (.
Hand Made Birthday Album - A Tribute to Our Grandmother on her Eightieth Birthday, January 12, 1886. from her ever affectionate Grandchildren.
Price: 600.00

Velvet covered album with handmade works demonstrating penmanship, stitchery, watercolor and pencil drawing, etc.  Each created by a different child.  Includes an Acrostic Prayer surrounded by a watercolor of the Holy Bible, Three (3) pen and ink drawings of a sail boat, a pier, a sack of flour, Charcoal of harbor scene, Three (3) watercolors of birds, nests, foliage and flower, sAn embroidered horseshoe on silk.  Measures 5" x 8".  String tie has been replaced.  Otherwise fine.