Woman's scrapbook containing autograph transcriptions of poetry; sketches, printed engravings.
Majority of material found within circa 1820s-1840s
Good. See general note.
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Author: [Miss Teresa Doherty]
Title: “Cherished Memories” engraved “title page” / Album, cover title
Publisher: New York: Leavitt & Allen, [c.1850-1860]
Verso of Title Page: blank
Binding: painted black boards (cover material?) with possibly printed gold borders and center wreath; hand-painted sections; mother-of-pearl inlays; morocco gilt spine
Upper cover: printed gold double-rule border with corner and center designs; mother-of pearl inlays that have been painted over with flowers and stems
Lower cover: double-rule border with corner designs; hand-painted accents in corners
Headbands? Yes; solid gray
Spine: all-over stamped gilt red morocco leather;
Printed: hand-painted covers; gold borders and centerpiece are possibly printed
Endpapers: pink, dyed through
Edges: page edges are gilt
Binder information on: Upper cover? no Lower cover? no Spine? no Endpapers? no
Notes: Autograph album (album amicorum) for Miss Teresa Doherty; began when she was in school (“Adieu to the Convent”); five engravings, (two by Sartain) plus engraved title page, all part of original binding; question as to whether this album was originally bound entirely in red morocco (like the spine); spine looks like typical 1850s bindings. Binding is pre-Civil War (antebellum).
Other editions found in WorldCat:
Cherished memories (New York: Published by Leavitt & Allen., [not after 1862]); OCLC # 262623511
Cherished memories (New York: Published by Leavitt & Allen., ); OCLC # 84528132