Souvenir Autograph Album Original Art & Sketches rhymes c.1904-14 leather bookBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Americana, Autograph Albums, Poetry, Sketches, Artwork, Humor).
Published c. 1905-15, United States.
c. 116 pages, oblong, majority (approx. 80%) filled with handwritten text, original sketches & colored art works. Text in English.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, oblong format, gilt title lettering. There are approx. 20 full page original works of art throughout the album.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding age worn but still appealing, leather and joints scuffed but still supple, shaken with some loose pages, Lacks front endpaper, 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 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. 4 1/4" H x 6 1/2" W.