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H. C. B
Album and commonplace book.
Great Britain, ca. 1855?
Physical Description:
1 v. (approximately 70 leaves) ; 27 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process PN6245.B2 A43+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Archives & Manuscripts
Bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco.
Mid-19th century scrap album and commonplace book, compiled by an unidentified "H.C.B.", circa 1855. Contents comprise an even balance of prints, drawings, and verse. It opens with a "Definition of album" (2 p.), and includes miscellaneous verse, copied (in pen and black ink) in multiple hands. It includes several fairly accomplished topographical drawings, in graphite, and a greater number of hand-colored engravings, of subjects such as ships, birds, street scenes, and fashion and costume plates.
Subject Terms:
Clothing and dress -- Great Britain.
H. C. B.
Ships -- Great Britain.
Commonplace books.
Graphite drawings -- 1855.
Engravings -- 1855.
Lithographs -- 1855.
Watercolors -- 1855.

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