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Commonplace book.
Great Britain, 1834-1836.
Physical Description:
1 v. ([80] p.) : ill. ; 24 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process PN6245 .C66 1834
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
Bound in contemporary gilt-tooled dark red straight grain morocco, with gilt edges.
Manuscript commonplace book with numerous illustrations, compiled from 1834 to 1836. The compiler is unidentified, but she may likely depict herself in an elaborate three dimensional doorway on the inner board, holding a poster declaring "donations thankfully received." The album contains numerous original drawings and watercolors, engravings, and hand-written verses, the majority signed or with initials. The most frequent contributors are members of the Wadham family, and other names include B. Wright, Miss Benson, W. Benson, W.W.S., Josh. Welsh, R. Kempson, and Hugh Constable. A graphite sketch of devils and a portrait of a young lady are initialed R.D., and another pen and ink sketch is signed Doyle. These could be very early sketches by Richard Doyle (1824-1883). One sheet of caricatures is entitled Innocence and Fidelity, and an acrostic verse refers to the Irish Lass, and Ballyhannon Fair.
Subject Terms:
English poetry -- 19th century.
Commonplace books -- 1834-1836.

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