UK: 1874-1854. Gilt stamp brown leather cover. The introductory page is comprised of a finely executed cut-out handcolored floral spray with a lithograph verse at center. It is titled "Album" and begins "To Poets, Painters, Enigma, and Conundrum Makers and all those who wish to shine in this Literary Society..." Includes numerous applied engraved scenes throughout. Of special note is the decoupage of cut-out Asian themed imagery throughout. Additionally there are watercolors and drawings. Many sentiments, verses, enigmas, a verse titled 'on the Death of a precious Child', 'The Slave's Dream', 'the Nightingale'. The majority of the entries are from 1847-1849. However it appears that someone added a few rather whimsical Victorian scrap embellishments c1880. Measure 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" Covers reinforced.