Friendship book, 1900-1910. Writing Album.

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Title: Friendship book, 1900-1910. Writing Album.

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good


Burgundy cloth over boards (6.5" x 8") with "Writing Album" stamped in gilt on upper board, all edges gilt; contains over 100 pages of poems, quotations, drawings, photographs, and more – by numerous contributors, and entirely by hand (numerous hands, at that). Cloth chipped along spine, with signatures exposed (binding remains tight); some light scuffing along the edges; internally bright and clean. Wonderful. It begins with a group portrait (b/w photograph) of May and Lily Barnes, Annie Shea, and May Rowan, dated 1904. May Rowan’s name is handsomely embellished on the first page, and she’s featured in many of the photographs, so it seems that she owned the book and organized its circulation. It traveled widely amongst the students at Lark Hill in Preston, though the entries span a decade (they are not chronological), and are contributed by more than 50 different people from England, Ireland, Australia, and New York – mostly in English, but also in Gaelic, in French, and in musical score! Remarkable for the time and care each person took with it (only a few were satisfied with a quickly dashed bon mot and a signature), entries appear in lovely script, with hand-colored illustrations and embellishments, and demonstrate tremendous creativity and humor. An absolute treasure, through and through. Also contains more than 50 tipped-on b/w photographs – mostly little thumbnail portraits, labeled and (sometimes) dated by hand – featuring all sorts of handsome and/or cumbersome hats of the period. Bookseller Inventory # D1441

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