Likely assembled around 1880, this stunning volume is comprised of nearly 200 considerably rare, carefully pasted down original period images, including many copperplate etchings, engravings, and lithographs (generally date between 1600 to 1820). Some images may date as early as the 16th century, while very few appear to date past 1830.
Additional hand written notes in fancy calligraphy add to the extravagant nature of this compilation. Album, in oblong format, contains approximately 50 thick paper leaves (100 decorated sides) and is nearly entirely full. It contains a particularly abundant selection of etchings by Wenceslaus Hollar, published between 1650 and 1680. Prints generally in English, with some additional ones in Latin and French. A number of loose articles also present within the pages, including seven large-format lithos after Edwin Hadlow Wise Dunkin, published circa 1875.
There is also a decent handful of loose scraps cut from the London Illustrated News, dated to 1856. No matter how you look at it, this album is jam packed with aesthetic. Measures approximately 11.5" x 9" inches (by 1 thick).Your item (or items) will be carefully packaged in order to ensure a safe arrival at your doorstep. Every item offered is stored and handled with love in a smoke / pet free environment.
All descriptions and details are offered as accurately as possible. Should there be any issues, please contact me within 14 days of receiving your parcel and I will work as quickly as possible to resolve the problem. Additional measurements or photos available on request. The item "RARE Antique Scrapbook Victorian Commonplace Album Architecture Manuscript Book" is in sale since Friday, November 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible".The seller is "brother_junk_216" and is located in Cleveland, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.