Wrentham, Massachusetts: 1837-1841. A rather sweet pocket-sized friendship album with original poetry addressed to Lucy Ide (1801-1859) from her friends, handmade from gatherings of colored paper. In total there are nineteen (19) entries filling approx. half the album. There is an additional loose scrap of paper with original lines by one of Ide's students, lamenting the end of term. A lovely example of female friendship in the early Victorian period.
16mo (5" by 4"), 40 unnumbered pages, approx. half filled with ink manuscript, gathering sewn in gutter, unbound. Good to very good. Minor spotting, toning, light dust soiling. Short tears.