Title: Manuscript Friendship Book and Artist's ...
Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included
Navy wraps (sheep), with gilt-stamped lettering on front cover, a. e. g, with inside gilt dentelles and decorative endpapers.; in hand-made embroidered cloth jacket; 7" x 9"; approx. pp. 120, mostly heavy cardstock leaves, rich with numerous drawings in ink, watercolor paintings, poems and prose -- all entirely by hand, from numerous contributors. Hinges cracked, with text block detached and loose in the binding. Jacket a little worn, with a few small spots of staining here and there. Pages are clean and lovely. Stationer's ticket on rear paste-down, indicating William Lyon of Glasgow. An inscription reveals that this volume was a gift "To Rose, from Mrs. A. Y. Mackay, Xmas 1899," and it seems that Rose lovingly circulated it for years thereafter. Contains a wealth of skilled watercolors (landscapes and figures) contributed by numerous artists (including another Mackay), cute pen and ink cartoons (by some wonderfully adept illustrators), poems and prose copied out by many hands (often decorated), a musical piece, and more. Nearly every page is full. Bookseller Inventory # D1020
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