Autograph Album]

Verlag: Ohio and Vermont, 1903
Verkäufer Tavistock Books, ABAA (Alameda, CA, USA)

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74 unnumbered album leaves. 8-1/4" x 7" A friendship/autograph album that apparently belonged to a Ms Birchard, whose barque appears to have been a favorite among the contributors. Includes original ms poems, quotes, letters, and quips from many notable figures of the period. A truly singular item. The album feature 56 signed items including: an original poem by John Pierpont (1788 - 1886), a letter from George Stillman Hillard (1808 - 1879), a letter from George D. Prentice (1802 - 1870), a letter from George Francis Train (1829 - 1904), a poem and letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894), a letter from John Bartholomew Gough (1817 - 1886), a letter from Robert Collyer (1837 - 1890), a letter from Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852), a brief note from Charles Sprague (1791 - 1875), a poetic bit of prose by Henry Wood (1869 - 1944), an inscription by Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936), a letter from Kate Field (1838 -1896) regarding Jane Eyre, a letter from Josiah G. Holland, a poem by Rob Morris (1818 - 1888), a letter from Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806 - 1867), a three stanza poem titled "The Birch" by Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber (1814 - 1890), a letter from George William Curtis (1824 - 1892) and a letter from William Dean Howells (1837 - 1920). Signatures include George Bancroft (1800 - 1891), William Cullen Bryant (1874 - 1878), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822 - 1893), the members of the Vermont Supreme Court from 1890-1899, G. Stanley Hall (1846 - 1924), Henry W. Longfellow (1807 - 1882), James Whitcomb Riley (1849 - 1916), Mary Hallock Foote (1847 - 1938) and Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915) among others. There is also a letter slipped in from Better Homes in America dated November 5, 1926 signed by Herbert Hoover.A completed list of signatures is available upon request. A Good to Good-plus copy, fraying around edges and corners, cloth on backstrip is partially removed, spine is split with many leaves loose, signatures and letters are clean and well-preserved. Penciled annotations from previous owner throughout. Original navy blue cloth wrapped boards, stamped in sliver and black on upper board, ornamental design on backstrip stamped in silver, white moire endpapers, AEG. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 45197

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Verlag: Ohio and Vermont

Erscheinungsdatum: 1903

Einband: Hardcover


Tavistock Books, established in 1989, specializes in First Editions, Antiquarian Rare & Collectible material with a special focus on Charles Dickens. We maintain a stock of 15000 volumes, which may be seen by appointment or by chance when you are in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, or by browsing our Web page @ Tavistock Books is a member of the Antiquarian Bookseller's Association of America, the Independent On-Line Booksellers' Association, the Bibliographical Society of America, the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, the American Printing History Association, the Grolier Club, the Roxburghe Club, and the Book Club of California.

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