SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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[Scrap Abum}

Mid 19th century?
Mid 19th century?

A pretty scrap album with many illustrations, including watercolours, pencil and pen and ink sketches, in an exquisite burgundy full leather binding with gilt rule and decorative devices to boards and spine, with lovely 'acorn' gilt clasp. All edges gilt, green 'shot' silk endpapers, beautiful gilt inner dentelles. An eclectic mix of genres wonderfully presented within this unique album. Some plates loosely inserted. Coloured plates in order: 1. Signed plate: 'Scraps thankfully received'. 2. [not captioned] A beautiful oil of a herdsman and cattle beside a lake. 3. Costume de Friberg Allemand. 4. [Costume] Unterwalden. 5. [not captioned] Dog and Game birds. 6. [not captioned] Beautiful rendition of some attractive flowers. 7. [not captioned] A lovely bird on a branch. 8. [not captioned] Small watercolour scene of cows in pastureland. 9. [not captioned] Flowers. 10. [not captioned] Flowers. 11. Ellen Poulton? (portrait) 12. [not captioned] Fuchsia flowers. 13. [not captioned] Two circular scenes painted onto a silk background. 14. Thurgovie (costume). 15. [not captioned] Enchanting plate of a young girl and a wooden milk pail. 16. [not captioned] A pair of delightful sepia coloured pen and ink sketches. 17. [not captioned] A pair of pheasants. 18. [not captioned] Delightful small coloured vignette of a church interior. 19. Lucerne. (costume). 20. [not captioned] A beautiful execution of botany. 21. [not captioned] Lovely vignette of a rustic scene. 22. [not captioned] Watercolour of a European (?) lake, complete with castle, town and assorted watercraft. 23. Beautiful sepia coloured pen and ink sketch of a lady and a Chimney sweep. 24. 'Place Jean d'Arc, Orleans'. Lovely small watercolour. 25. [no caption] Glorious flower and butterfly scene, painted onto rice paper. 26. [no caption] Night scene of a couple by a river and bridge. 27. [no caption] Delightful small watercolour of Geneva. 28. [loose & without caption] Rose and Thistle.