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A Lady of Cincinnati The Child's Bible. with plates. Fisher & Brother.Philadelphia.1834
A Lady of Cincinnati The Child's Bible. with plates. Fisher & Brother.Philadelphia.1834
Price: $75.00

192 pp, embossed cloth board covers. Miniature book. Stereotyper: Joseph A James  Written by a 'lady of Cincinnati', this item is a rendition of the bible simplified for a child audience. There are 27 beautifully detailed  black and white illustrations in the book. Inscribed on end paper front cover  and was given to a student by their teacher (Reward of Merit ?). There is a a lock of hair inserted in-between two pages (68 & 69). Measures 2" x 1 3/4". Covers are soiled and have a few stains. In particular there is one on the front cover. Covers are partially separated from the text block. Interior pages are toned and slightly soiled due to age. Missing last page (191-192) more info
 Octavo - Double Lace Valentine with applied image with "Real Hair".  Endearing verse. . ..1890s
Octavo - Double Lace Valentine with applied image with "Real Hair". Endearing verse. . ..1890s
Price: $100.00

A 7" x 4 5/8"  single fold double (front and back) lace-paper valentine. The same pattern both pages with trellised floral scene and center cartouche. The front page has a rather unusual applied color lithograph of an angelic young girl with applied "real hair".  A single silk lace at base. (since it is asymmetrical there may have been a second leaf that is lacking).  The inside page has a printed verse in the cartouche I love THEE STILL I love thee still--I love thee still, As truly as when first we met, Ere grief o'er life had breaath'd its chill, Or sorrow's tear my cheek had wet. I love thee still, I love thee still, Thy changeless constancy and truth; thy name yet wakens pleasure's thrill, Star of my birth and joyous youth. Given the angelic appearance and the verse may be in memoriam. . more info
Friendship Token with 2 Pair Paper Woven Hearts with Plaited Hair and Verse. ..
Friendship Token with 2 Pair Paper Woven Hearts with Plaited Hair and Verse. ..
Price: $225.00

A 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" scrap of paper with a pair of woven paper hearts with a plaited hair adornment are found at the top and bottom of the page.  Above the top ornament is penned Hannah P. Roberts and B. Wheaton in the loop of hair at base. The verse reads This little token of respect My youthful friend I give to thee Great not the give er with neglect But do  friend remember me Hannah.   Reverse is blank. . more info
Love Token with 4 woven hearts for Mercy Land Brown c1850s. ..
Love Token with 4 woven hearts for Mercy Land Brown c1850s. ..
Price: $275.00

A dear 3" x 3 5/8" slip of paper with four woven hearts at the corners created from a piece of paper that was printed ornately but for another purpose ("make-do").  Pencil decoration creates 'saw-tooth' border around the hearts plus two naive intertwined hearts and a flower. with the name "Mercy Land Brown" below.  Reverse is blank. . more info
Folded Paper Pocket Love Token - Miss A. Hill with Plaited Hair. ..
Folded Paper Pocket Love Token - Miss A. Hill with Plaited Hair. ..
Price: $375.00

A paper pocket with four sides and a back paper closure.  Borders edges in light blue watercolor. An watercolor eternal wreath of flowers adorns the cover  Miss A. Hils is penned in the center. May love & friendship peace unite, and fill our days with sweet delight; And when, O when we close our eyes, May we be blessed above the sky... It concludes "Remember me your Friend. Enclosed is a finely plaited circle of hair. Measures 2" x 2". . more info
Victorian Remembrance  with Plaited Hair from 25 different people - Blond Hair 1870s
Victorian Remembrance with Plaited Hair from 25 different people - Blond Hair 1870s
Price: $750.00

A 10" x 8" sheet with a variety of designs of plaited hair from 25 different people held in place with miniature Victorian floral scraps. From a single loop or strands to elaborate weavings of multiple hair chains and loops. Intricate fine weave.  Of particular note is that all of the hair in this work is blond with the exception of one light brown strand at the lower left.  Housed in rustic tramp art frame.  This would have most likely been a family remembrance piece.. more info