SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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NORTON, Caroline & Charles Mackay (Eds)
The scrapbooks of a famous British society beauty and poet - Fisher's drawing room scrap-book

Published
London & Paris: Fisher, Son & Co., Peter Jackson, 1847-1852
Binding/Size
M=4to
Value
0-5000
Published
London & Paris: Fisher, Son & Co., Peter Jackson, 1847-1852
Ref
237

6 vols. 4to. Contemporary elaborately gilt decorated cloth, gilt edges. With 6 steel engraved titles, 210 full-page steel engraved plates with scenery, portraits and personifications after designs by Th. Allom, J. Herbert etc. 80; 66; 76; 72; 64; 64 pp. Nice set of scrapbooks, published annually, with poetry and accompanying plates with scenery, portraits etc. edited by Caroline Norton (1808-1877) followed later by Charles Mackay. Caroline Norton wrote most of the poems in the scrapbooks from the years 1846-1849. Good set.- Foxing throughout, two plates loose in vols 4 and 5.