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ORIGINAL NOTEBOOK DATED 1848 WITH ORIGINAL VERY FINELY DRAWN PICTURES - POSSIBLY WRITTEN AND DRAWN BY JOHN LEECH

Leech, John ?)

Publication Date: 1848
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From Xerxes Fine and Rare Books and Documents (Glen Head, NY, U.S.A.)

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One volume. 6-1/2 X 8 inches. Fully ink manuscript. Title page gives place as Islington and date as 1848 which is consistent with Leech's location in that year. There are 106 pages of ink handwritten text with 6 hand drawings, some in ink and some in pencil ( and a pencil sketch of a man's head which is so faint as to be barely visible.) Although Leech's name does not appear anywere on the notebook, the drawing of two boys on p. 19 is initialled by Leech and the style of all the drawings is the same as published drawings by Leech. However a brief perusal of all his known drawings did not match any seen in the diary. The handwriting is possibly not all by the same person but it is hard to tell. Several of the drawings have a small note nearby indicating that they appeared in Punch. Numerous newspaper clippings, almost all about Graphology, are laid in. 4to., 3/4 red leather binding. Binding is very secure. Text is clean and the writing is neat but often, though not always, it is very difficult to read due to excessively squiggly notation. Album exterior is worn. Unique. Bookseller Inventory # a84920

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Title: ORIGINAL NOTEBOOK DATED 1848 WITH ORIGINAL ...

Publication Date: 1848

Binding: Hardcover

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