Untitled Scrap Book by [LATE VICTORIAN SCRAP BOOK]

Untitled Scrap Book


96pp. green cloth covered boards with gilt embossing on upper boards and blind stamped cloth on verso. Measures c. W285mm x H370mm. "Charles Gordon Cater. June 1886" written in ink on front paste down, above a small label for "W. Lockwood & Co. Stationers &c.,..." Laid down cuttings from magazines alongside postcards, greetings cards, calling cards, die-cut paper scraps, illustrations, reproductions of paintings etc. and the occasional comment or reference written in neat hand in blue or red ink. A single page, likely from another album is loosely inserted into the album. Some comical placing and collaging of elements on some of the pages. The inclusion of a full page image of General Gordon (1833 - 1885) on the first and last page suggests a possible interest with the General, if only in the shared names, Charles Gordon. A very carefully put together album with some interesting socio-historical and artistic references placed alongside various more personal mementos. Shows some signs of its age with pages crockled - in part due to the paste used in the album's creation. A very few of the stuck down elements have torn slightly or are missing and the boards are a little marked and bumped at the corners and top of spine. Nonetheless this is a very good, bright and hugely engaging item.

Stock ID: 22756
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