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Friendship Album of Alice M. Case from Cornville, Maine, c. 1881Cornville, Mainec. 1881
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
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
 19th Century Autograph Album belong to William from Westerly, RI. ..1880-1898
19th Century Autograph Album belong to William from Westerly, RI. ..1880-1898
Price: $40.00

An autograph album from the later 19th century with a beautiful and unique cover. On cloth boards, the front and back strip is embossed with scrolls and floral designs. It is silver stamped with accents of red and black. The pages are gilded edged and the title page of the album has a wonderfully colored butterfly and fan in pink, purple, and green, along with the text 'Autographs'. The album belonged to a boy named William, often referred to Willie, and the autographs within the album date from 1880 to 1898. The majority of the pages of the album are filled with only autographs, date and location. Most of them are from Westerly, RI, though there is a few from Chicago, IL. The later portion of the album also has some poetry (including an acrostic poem) and a few illustrations. Some of the more interesting notes are quoted below: "Remember, I say when you look on these pages, That writing in albums is like working for wages." "Live so you will not be afraid to die." "Watch your thoughts and words and deeds; If you would reap a good harvest, sow good seeds. Little by little the coral insect builds up a reef; Little by little, in God's Book, we fill a leaf. In noble name and happy heart, may you excel; Eternally in the "New Jerusalem" may you dwell." "I am not old enough to write my name in your book, Uncle Willie, I get my Mother to." And on the last page of the album: "Last in your album, Last in your thought, Last to be remembered, First to be forgot." There are three illustrations in the album. One of the illustrations is a bird in flight carrying the name card of the artist. It was done in ink. Another is again the name card of the artist, but with a tree branch behind it, in ink. The last is one is painted in green, red and pink. It shows several small flowers in various stages of bloom. Measures 6 1/4" x 4". To view this album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/FZaDZghaQsKk7NDM6. The covers show some minor edge wear due to rubbing, mainly on the corners and the back strip. The color of the embossing has also been worn off in some places. One of the interior pages has tape repair. Minor soiling due to age. Text block is semi detached from boards.
Album of Friendship, Friendship Album of Jennie, New Jersey.     c 1874
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
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
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
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
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
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. ..
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
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
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 Album of Miss Lena Spray. .New York.1870 - 1901
Autograph Album of Miss Lena Spray. .New York.1870 - 1901
Price: $65.00

A partially filled autograph album from the late 19th century, with the bulk of the autographs dating to the 1870s. Hidden among the autographs are a few gems. There is one expertly rendered water color depicting flowers. Additionally there is one embossed die cut Victorian scrap pasted to a page. Lastly there is s a pressed flower pinned to a page beside a poem. Leather embossed stamped covers with gilded lettering. The interior pages are gilt-edged, and the title page is a graphic design in gold and blue with the text 'Autographs'. Some of the autographs within the album are faint, as they were done in pencil. Most are in ink though. Measures 7 1/2" x 5". To view the album please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/R5KYNcoAry41zTHK9. Detached front cover, and semi detached back cover. Taper repair to binding. Partially missing and detached back strip. Covers show wear due to rubbing.
 Unique Fan Shaped Friendship Album. .Shongo, NY.1895-1897
Unique Fan Shaped Friendship Album. .Shongo, NY.1895-1897
Price: $65.00

A uniquely shaped friendship album owned by a young lady named Dora, from Shongo, NY in the late 1890s. The album is fan-shaped, with its covers in blue velvet. The front cover is embossed velvet with the spokes of a fan and flowers. The interior pages are partially filled, with short notes and poems from Dora's friends and family members. Measures 8 1/2" x 8 1/2" (fan's edge x fan's curve).. Edge wear to the velvet due to rubbing. The embossing on the cover is hard to see. Interior pages are toned, and two are loose.
 Autograph Album Miss Bertha, Late 19th Century . Aldine Authograph Album.Flushing NY.1885 - 1891
Autograph Album Miss Bertha, Late 19th Century . Aldine Authograph Album.Flushing NY.1885 - 1891
Price: $80.00

The Aldine Autograph Album with decorates spaces and lines for sentiment and name.  With maroon velvet covers this autograph album dates from 1885. It belonged to a young woman named Bertha who lived near Flushing, NY. The majority of the signers appear to have been classmates or family members. Along with their signatures, there are sometimes notes made by Bertha herself, either denoting the age of the individual, when they died or were married. There is also a list of students in the Class of 1892. The individuals who signed this album are mostly from Flushing or College Point, NY, but there are a few from various towns in Connecticut (Southington, Woodstock Valley and Hartford), Foxcroft, Maine, and even one from Oakland, California. Below are a few of the more interesting or humorous notes within the album: "It is better to dwell in a corner of the housetop, than with a brawling woman in a wide house."        - Proverb 21:9 from the bible, Written by 'Uncle William' "You ask me to write in your album, hardly know how to begin, For there is nothing original in me, except original sin." "Leave no tender word unsaid Love while love shall last– The mill cannot grind With the water that has past.”         - From a poem by Sarah Doudney, Written by Ada May Long And at the end of the album: "Way back here, way out of sight, I write my name just for shite." One last hidden gem in this album is a full page ink illustration depicting a ribbon among flowers. The piece is expertly rendered and even appears 3D. This item is an Aldine Autograph album, and among the pages are ten printed  'decorated spaces'. There are a total of four different illustrations: a bird carrying a flower (repeated 3 times), a lily floating in a pond (repeated 3 times), birds flying under a bridge (repeated twice), and a flower boarder (repeated twice). Measures 7" x 4 1/2" To view this album please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/Z7ZcWR8qqcChCkn46. Rubbing on covers, Interior pages are loose in the first folio, some detached. Text block is semi detached from boards.
Scrap book for Harriet  (Hatty) Rowley by her friend Irene ca. 1904
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
Matlida J Peterson's19th Century Autograph Friendship Album
Matlida J Peterson's19th Century Autograph Friendship Album
Price: $95.00

Matilda J Peterson was born in 1866 in Ligonier, Pennsylvania and died in1958 (according to a note at the back of the album). This album was given to her by W. A. Peterson for Christmas in 1881. The album is partially filled with short notes, generally in verse and two different versions of an ink drawing of a bird on ferns. At the beginning of the album, Matilda or Tillie as she is called, addresses her friends: "My album is a golden spot Where all my friends may sow, Where thorns and thistles flourish not, But flowers alone may grow. With smiles for sunshine, tears for showers, I'll water, watch and guard these flowers." Between 1882 and 1887. Tillie’s friends wrote in this album, the majority of which were her classmates at Ligonier High School. Below are for examples: "All going to Brother McKinley’s church, and you to stay at home and get dinner." “Remember a ‘Miss’ is as good as mile, when asked to be ‘Mrs’, Consider a while.” “Love and ware are two great compeers, War sheds blood and love sheds tears; War has spears and love has darts, Ware breaks heads and love breaks hearts." “Our school days will soon be o'er, The day is drawing nigh, When we shall part as before, Perhaps not to meet till on high. But, may we meet in a school room, That is grander far than this, And be much happiness in that room, For the hard lessons we learned in this.” The album itself is brown cloth over boards with stamped decorations. The front cover has two horses, gilded flowers (gold has mostly faded) and green painted basket weave in the top right corner. The back cover has a stamped bow made from ribbons and tassels. It appears as though Matilda hand colored in the titled page of the album, which simply states “Autographs” with a gold ink. Measures 7” x 4 1/4"
 Friendship Album of Ida Ward. .Eagle Lake, Indiana.1882-1890
Friendship Album of Ida Ward. .Eagle Lake, Indiana.1882-1890
Price: $95.00

A friendship album belonging to Ida Ward of Eagle Lake, Indiana. (The lake itself is now called Winona Lake in Warsaw, IN). The album is partially filled, mainly with verses from her friends and family. Although there are many blank pages, this album is not lacking in entries as some pages have up to five different entries on them. Red leather stamped covers. The front cover has a floral design with decorative borders. It is both gilted and vermeil (silver-gilt). Additionally, a blue background has been painted on in the lower left corner. The back cover also has a stamped designed of ribbons in a bow. Gilt edged pages. Measures 7" x 4 1/4" . Edge wear do to rubbing. Damage to the back strip. Toning on interior pages due to age.
Pencil Sketches by Sophia Long Deani.  c1860s
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. ..
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. ..
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.
 Friendship Album of Minnie Brutsche filled with Poems, Victorian Cutworks, and Flower Transfers. .New York.1884 - 1904
Friendship Album of Minnie Brutsche filled with Poems, Victorian Cutworks, and Flower Transfers. .New York.1884 - 1904
Price: $150.00

A friendship album from the late 1880s belonging to Minnie Brutsche, a child of German immigrants. The album was given to Minnie by her aunt, Lena Brutsche. The album is full of notes, poems, and quotes from her friends and family. Approximately half the album is in German, including notes from her mother, father, and husband. There are several original acrostic poems that spell out Minnie's name throughout the album, one of which is in German. One note that at first glance appears to have been written by a child, was actually written by an 86 year old woman (she notes her age below her signature). There is even a pressed flower tucked in-between two of the pages. There are variety of illustrations in the album. There are two sketches done in pencil - one of a bunch of flowers, and the other of a sailing boat. Additionally there are three ink drawings of a dog, swan and an owl done by the same person. What is one of the more remarkable pieces of artwork in the album is a watercolor done by Minnie's brother-in--law, which features a theorem style floral design inside a decorative boarder with a quote. There are about 10 embossed Victorian cutwork scraps (many with wear), mainly floral designs. What is the real treasury in the album though are the floral transfers that can be found throughout. They range in size from about an 1 1/2" tall to 5", and there is just shy of a dozen of them scattered throughout the album.   Lastly, there are often short notes from Minnie herself. There are some notes regarding the relationship of the individual to herself, or their career (there are two notes with the phrase 'in candy business' added to them). Additionally Minnie sometimes traces a faded date or phrase. On the two notes written to Minnie by her brother-in-laws, she notes when they died and the age they were at the time of death. The covers are a tan crushed velvet, in a design meant to resemble an animal hide. The interior pages are gild-edged. Measures 8 1/4" x 5 14" To view the album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/FK8pdVBTHoxnD5Ho6. The covers show some minor wear caused by rubbing, this is evident on the corners and the back strip. The binding is cracked in places and the pages are loose. There are also a few loose pages, but these appeared to have been cut out at one point and then inserted back into the album.
 Scrap Album for Selina Lawrence, 1873-1875, possibly England. ..
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.
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. ..
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.). ..
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.
1818 Hand penned and illustrated booklet - Um 24ten Weinmonat  -24 Wine Month (October).
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.  (
Annotated Sketch book for works done by Charles William Bauhan, Landscape Artist, October 1924-July 1925.
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 for Mabel Cavalier with sentiments and 22 plus full page drawings, watercolors and novelties. .Forest Gate, London.1930
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
Three Autograph Albums c.1870s -1930s. .Massachusetts.c.1870s -1930s
Three Autograph Albums c.1870s -1930s. .Massachusetts.c.1870s -1930s
Price: $450.00

Three autograph albums with a few hand drawn illustrations. The majority of the autographs in the albums are from 1870s and 1880s and are from towns in or around Martha's Vineyard and are  also accompanied by a note indicting if the signer was "dead" normally followed by a year. Most of the years noted are during the latter portion of the 1910s, and therefore most likely caused by World War I. The latest death note is dated 1930. The first autograph album (measures 6 1/2" x 4 1/4"), is filled to the brim with autographs and phrases. It has a cloth cover with stamped decorations and gilded edge pages. This album was owned by Ethel Lynn Beetle, the wife of Edward Roth (the owner of the third album). She lived in San Francisco and was the niece of Judge Charles H Chamberlain. Among the autographs there is a die cut advertising card for Jay Gould, and two colored hand drawn illustrations. The second album (measures 7" x 4 1/4") is a partially filled with a leather cover that has gilded and stamped decorations on it as well as gilded edged pages. While this album is the least filled, the majority of autographs come with poetry or quotes in addition to the signature. This is the only album of the bunch without the notations in regards to the death of the signer. The third and last album (measures 7 3/4" 5") also has a leather cover that has gilded and stamped decorations on it as well as gilded edged pages. This album was owned by Edward Roth, who spent the majority of his life practicing medicine in and around Martha's Vineyard. The majority of the autographs in this album date from 1883 when he departed to San Francisco and he is wished well on his travels across the continent. He practiced for several years in San Francisco before returning to New England, first to Yale, and then Martha's Vineyard. Along with the autographs there are several newspaper clippings for important family events, such as his marriage to Miss E. L. Beetle and the first birthday party of his son Edward Roth Jr. There are also 3 hand drawn illustrations as well. Along with the notes regarding the death of the signers, there are also a few denoting whether or not they were since married. To view the images please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/zwvLTbMyVPU4Fhf49. Previous owner indicted that these three autograph albums were compiled at Methodist Episcopal events on Martha's Vineyard during the 1870s and 1880s. All with cover wear; loose or partially detached covers.  Some soiling from handling.
1883-84 Sketch Book Diary in Graphite & Watercolor, Ashburnham, MA.
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
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.
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.
Amy Sewall Stacy's Journals and Friendship Albums, Set of Four
Amy Sewall Stacy's Journals and Friendship Albums, Set of Four
Price: $500.00

The collection consists of four albums: two friendships albums, one journal and one pocket diary. The set of four albums date from 1858-1890 with the bulk of the material from the 1860s. Amy P Sewall Stacy lived in North Granville, NY with her father and siblings working as a teacher. She married Fitch Blissel Stacy in September of 1865. Fitch was a farmer and life stock breeder, that traveled throughout America in the 1860s. It was during his travels that he met Amy. After they married, they moved to Stacyville, Iowa. Below is a brief description of what can be found in each of the four albums. The first friendship album dates form 1858-1861, and is mostly filled out. The majority of the entries are rather long and date from Amy's time at the North Granville Female Seminary School. It is unclear whether Amy simply attended this school, or also taught there after graduation as while some of the entries are clearly from her time as a student, in the 1860 US Census her occupation is listed as teacher. One of the entries is in French and another has phrase written in Thai. There is a pressed four-leaf clover in between two pages. On three pages, there is a faux pile of visiting cards that has been drawn in pen. Each of the cards has then been filled out by one of Amy's friends. This album has light tan leather covers and stamped design that is gilt in the front center and on the back strip. The design in the center of the front cover portrays an album and feathered pen with the word "Autographs'. Minor edge wear due to rubbing. Minor black dots on cover. Interior pages are gilt edged. Measures 8" x 5 1/2" The second friendship album dates from the early 1860s, is partially filled, and also served as a sketch book for Amy. There are 15 drawings, done in pencil scattered throughout the book. The majority of the images are landscapes, and a few are labeled with a location, such as 'Lake Champlain at the Elbows'. Two of the illustrations are portraits, and considering the detail and overall quality of the landscapes, these two portraits are rather poorly done. Additionally, these to pages were not originally a part of the book but are taped in. One of the portraits is labeled with the caption, "Teacher's Meeting, Oct 4, 1861". This album has dark brown leather covers and a gilt stamped design that nearly identical to the first album. Edge wear due to rubbing, particularly on the top of the back strip. Interior pages are gilt edged. Measures 8" x 5 1/2" The third album dates from 1865-1869 and is Amy's Journal. It is only partially filled out. The first few pages are a variety of quotes, generally religious in theme. In 1866, by which time Amy has married Fitch Blissel Stacy and moved to Stacyville, Iowa, she keeps a list of letters she has received and written. In approximately 1867 Amy travels back to North Granville, NY to visit her family. She details the beginning of the journey, its difficulties and the feelings she has about going home again. In February 1868, Amy has her first son, Ralph, and over the course of the next month she details her feelings on motherhood, and her families’ reactions to the news (through sections of letters she copied into the journal). It is clear that the birth was extremely difficult for her, and did nearly kill her. Twenty days after the birth she writes " Walked to the Lounge holding Mr. Stacy's [her husband] hand. Am very weak, but wonder I am alive even." Throughout this section, she only ever refers to the child as 'boy', he is never given a name. After this section the journal is mostly blank, with random pages filled out with copied passages, most religious in theme. There are several leaves pressed in between the pages of this journal, and they're still green! Additionally, there are several letters and notes stored in the pages of this journal. One is a letter from Annie (Amy's step daughter) to her Aunt in Aug 1869, another is a letter Amy writes to her husband on their second wedding anniversary (Sept 1867). There is a detailed itinerary for a cruise Amy must have taken from Washington to Alaska, dealing the various ports, glaciers, and small lakes she travel through. No year is given on this. There is a letter written to Amy's son and daughter, Ralph and Mary, in 1890, that consists of a copied article dealing with women in the church.  The covers of this board with marbleized paper covers. The interior pages have a marbleized fore edge as well. In three different areas, a few pages have been torn from the book. The last item in this set is a pocket diary from 1864 that belonged to Amy's husband, Fitch Blissel Stacy. This book is nearly completely filled out, with notes on each day as to what Fitch did. These notes include shopping list, notes on jobs, and travel, as well as quotes he found interesting. On March 16, there is entry that details his decision to build a house in Stacyville and the agreement he entered into with his cousin to build it. There are additional notes throughout the year regarding the progress on his house. In July Fitch lists members of the Iowa Calvary and Infantry who served in the Civil War. It is unclear where or how Fitch and Amy met, but by the fall of 1864, some of the entries, mostly quotes, are written in her hand. There are also entries where Fitch notes that he went to Church in Granville. This pocket diary, there is a folder in the front, and found within are fifteen short notes written from Amy to Fitch after they were married. Some of them are reminders of chores or supplies that Fitch needs to get, and others are short questions that Amy felt she needed an immediate answer to. Most are address to either Papa or Mr. Stacy. When the notes are addressed to Papa, she refers to herself as Mama, though often she signs the notes, Wifey. Below are two examples of the notes. "If Papa doesn't think it too late, Mama would like a little ride now, but she is not very particular. Please say yes or no by the boy to Wifey." "Are you getting the squeezer ready as fast as you can, or have you forgotten it? The scraps are waiting patiently for pressure, and so indeed is wifey for you went away without kissing her goodbye. When will the two squeezers come to Amy." The pocket diary has dark brown leather covers that wrap around with a tab to tuck in, in order to keep it closed. The covers show moderate wear due to rubbing. Measures 6" x 4".
. 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
. 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. .
Friendship Album: Sketches, Watercolors, and Poetry, 1915-1916. .United Kingdom.
Friendship Album: Sketches, Watercolors, and Poetry, 1915-1916. .United Kingdom.
Price: $550.00

A friendship album from the United Kingdom full of quotes, poetry, and twenty-two (22) original artwork pieces, from 1915-1916. The covers are leather with the word 'Album' gilded onto the front cover.  The pages are gilded-edge as well. Some notably poetry in the album is the "Hey, diddle, diddle," poem by Mother Goose, and an original poem entitled "The Taxi". Below is a line from that poem: "Hark the Taxi's at the door- Tick! Tick! Tick! Every tick a little more- Tick! Tick! Tick!" The art work in the album showcases a wide variety of skill levels, and mediums, such as ink, pencil, color pencils, and watercolors. Of note is an ink drawing of a Colonel, a watercolor of a Swedish maiden in clogs on the waterfront, an ink drawing with a poem about a little naughty bear, an watercolor and pencil drawing of "A Song for Five Fingers", a watercolor of a fairy at play, a watercolor of "Little Black Sambo", and a beautiful abstract watercolor of ballerina with a colorful tutu, Also Included is even a needle and thread with the line "A stitch in time, saves nine." Measures 8 1/2" x 7 1/4". To view this album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/9Jdw4rquwvVrJvAc9. Covers show minor wear due to age and rubbing. Bind is loose, with a few pages semi-detached. There is edge wear on the bottom of the backstrip, and the top is missing a portion. That missing section continues onto the back cover.
Hand Made Birthday Album - A Tribute to Our Grandmother on her Eightieth Birthday, January 12, 1886.  from her ever affectionate Grandchildren.
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.
 Album with Original Art and Hand Colored Lithography, musings and verse. .England. c 1830-1850s
Album with Original Art and Hand Colored Lithography, musings and verse. .England. c 1830-1850s
Price: $675.00

An artist's scrap book filled with over fifty (50) pieces of original art work and hand colored lithography and other pieces.  What makes this scrap book a unique find, is the consistent fine quality of the work within. Some of the hand-colored lithography is so expertly done that it becomes hard to tell whether or not it is a lithographic print. Pieces of note are: the portrait of a young girl with ringlets, and another portrait of a man in a turban. Some beautiful landscapes of farmland (rendered in pencil), an old stone bridge (watercolor), a boldly colored butterfly  (color pencil) and bird (ink & color pencil), and  'A Pas de Deux' of crabs (ink).   Additionally includes a pith watch paper with a thistle. A finely detailed tropical bird on a rose stem with nearby butterfly adorned with dried flora. Along with artwork there are several original pieces of music and poetry. There are two pieces of music, a ballad and a round, along with their music score. The poems are both original pieces, and quotes from other notable poets of the day. Once such quote, written in beautiful calligraphy, is from the poem entitled "Woman" by Eaton Stannard Barrett. "Would Woman govern tyrants? she concedes In slight concerns, and hence in weight, leads. Opposes first, to make surrender prized, And while she gives advice, appears advised" Gilt and blind stamp leather. The pages are  gilt-edged. The majority of the book has tipped in art work that has been secured to the page by glue and/or thread. Furthermore the majority of the lithographic prints within have been hand colored, but not all. Most of the artwork is unsigned, however when it is, the initials are general the same three names, E.B., E.T., and A.C. Wigan. There is reference to the Armstrong famil as well. A letter is included with the note "To my sister Daisy Armstrong, from my mother Mrs. Armstrong".  The bulk of the material in the album dates from the 1930s. Measures 9 1/4" x 7 1/4". To view this album, please click on the following link: https://goo.gl/photos/JkMjtRZRJJU1aF6A9. Covers show some wear, and the back strip and edges are slightly damaged due to rubbing. The binding is partiallyA few interior pages are loose and/or detached. There is some glue residue on the interior pages as well, due to the original owner pasting in prints, but nothing that affects any of the artwork.
M Varney Sketch Book and Friendship Album Madgie Varney w "First Washing Day. .England.1908-1947
M Varney Sketch Book and Friendship Album Madgie Varney w "First Washing Day. .England.1908-1947
Price: $800.00

A humorous sketch book and friendship album owned by Madgie Varney, given to her by Bob (Robert) Varney in 1908. The album has over 65 original art work, with 3 photographs, and two music scores. Approximately 10 pieces are done either by Madgie or R M Varney. The majority of the pieces are humorous in tone, for example a drawing of two large leaves hanging on a clothes line with the caption, "First Washing Day". Some of the artwork has been pasted in, while others were drawn directly on the page. A variety of mediums were used, such as pencil, ink, and watercolor.  The majority of the pieces were drawn between 1908-1910s, however there are some as late as the 1940s. There are two images from the Disney film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Measures 8 1/4" x 6 1/4" To view this album, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/1H7dTmhMTLWODWFx2. Cover and edge wear due to rubbingSome soiling due to use and transfer from pencils.