SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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SPENCER, Susanna.

n.p. n.d. c. 1840-50.
n.p. n.d. c. 1840-50.

8vo. Boards with a gilt filet and decorated in blind. Title in gilt to upper board, spine comprised of five beautiful gilt compartments. Spine and hinges have been professionally re-backed. All edges gilt. Coloured end papers. A beautifully unique and personal scrap book, compiled by a young lady, containing many hand coloured drawings, poems, uncoloured portrait illustrations soft pencil sketches, lively watercolours and assorted writings. Some browning and foxing throughout, the odd plate loose - else good. Coloured plates in order: 1. Proclamation. "To Authors, Artists & others..." decorative scroll surrounded by flowers. 2. Poem? (loosely inserted) "From the forgotten to R.C.J...." Poem surrounded by a garland of pretty blue flowers, leaves all tied together by a pink and grey ribbon. 3. [no caption] Very pretty vase holding flowers. 4. "The burning of Torquils town Castle". 5. "Green Mantle". 6. "Antwerp from the [river] Scheldt". 7. [no caption] Fairies and blue bell flowers. 8. "Harfleur". 9. [no caption] A study of pretty flowers. 10. [no caption] Three small watercolour views of European scenes. 11. [no caption] Small etching of a young girl. 12. [no caption] Vignette portrait of a young maiden gazing out of her window. 13. [no caption] Small bird with a long thin beak. 14. "The Rose of Castle Howard" Pencil sketch of a young girl. 15. [no caption] A beautiful watercolour of a couple resting on a riverbank, with a small hamlet in the background. 16. [no caption] Sepia aquatint of Eastern European (?) folk traveling by horse and on foot. 17. [no caption] An attractive pair of brightly coloured small birds. 18. "Two of Lord Pagets Horses..." Delightful watercolour. 19. [caption very faded] Watercolour of a group of people on horseback riding toward a castle in the distance. 20. [no caption] Vignette portrait of an attractive young lady. 21. "Julia". Delightful portrait of a young lady engrossed in a book. 22. [no caption] Butterfly. 23. [no caption] Pretty watercolour vignette portrait of a young lady. 24. [no caption] A delicate rustic scene in silhouette.