Album with Original Watercolors, Hand-Colored Cut-Outs, Costume Plates, etc.: Rooke, Emily

Album with Original Watercolors, Hand-Colored Cut-Outs, Costume Plates, etc.

Rooke, Emily

Condition: Very Good
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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N.d., circa 1840, with perhaps a few items from later. Presumed the work of Emily Rooke, whose name is written on the FFEP in a contemporary cursive. An early, Biedermeier era English album of miscellaneous artwork, some of which is original, others, printed. In all, there are 65 pages of illustrated content, with ten of those containing original artwork, and several other pages with hand-done borders or ornamentation. Most of the printed illustrated matter is hand-colored. The original content is tilted to butterflies and flowers, with one particularly handsome color drawing of a young boy holding a cane and hat. Costume is certainly the emphasis otherwise, with a number of attractive views as well. Perhaps the most striking of the illustrations is a hunting scene created by a number of intricate cut-outs. Another noteworthy item is a cut-out portrait of the sculptor Antonio Canova with what appears to be his actual signature underneath. Rebacked, with the original spine, most of which has survived, laid on. Wear to the edges. A few cut-outs within have suffered minor losses. Bookseller Inventory # 002531

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Title: Album with Original Watercolors, ...

Binding: Blindstamped Calf

Book Condition:Very Good

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Antiquarian books of all kinds, with emphases on color plate books, decorative arts, foreign literature (German, French, Italian, Spanish), children's literature, philosophy, sporting (equine, hunting, shooting).

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