The scraps for which these early albums and scrapbooks had been devised were random oddments cut from a variety of engraved and lithographed prints, newspapers and magazines.
This small album from 1840 measuring 95 x 121mm (3¾ x 4¾in) has a blind embossed leather cover bearing the makers name of Remnant & Edmonds, discreetly tucked away within the design, on the spine the word “ALBUM” is stamped in gilt.
The opening page contains a trimmed engraving of young Victoria
The author also included upon the album’s tinted pages a mixture of hand-written and printed material in the form of personal writing, poetry, literary contributions, religious and sentimental endearments alongside hand-coloured prints, engravings, pencil drawings and water-colour paintings.
Placing a strong light, momentarily, behind the album pages reveals a number of them bear the watermark of “J. Whatman, Turkey Mill, 1832”.Return to The Album
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