Autograph Album Ellen Richter (?) c. 1930's original sketches artwork souvenirBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 20th Century Books, Autograph Albums, Original Artwork, Sketches).
Untitled Autograph Album.
Published c. 1930's.
c. 100 pages. Text in English, German, French. Many hand written notes & autographs, as well as a nice assortment of well done original amateur artwork, often in color.
Attractive antiquarian plain scrapbook leather binding. Unique one of a kind item. We note a 1937 Disney Mickey Mouse illustration among many others.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Unclear who it belonged to, we see different dedication names although the level of love and friendship being expressed is quite remarkable- clearly the person was much loved by her friends.
Binding age worn but still appealing, contents shaken and loosened, leather and joints scuffed and slightly rubbed but still supple, spine ends chipped, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A scrap book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6 1/4" H x 6" W.