SKU: AM00046 Category:


Description: We don’t know who Meta was, but she lived in Brunswick, New York and kept this lovely scenery and autograph album in the years 1881-1882. Her friends and relatives wrote flowery and touching sentiments (her mother wrote: "You may never know the love of a Mother for her First Born: but if you do, you will then realize, the deep anxiety of her who pens these lines, for your welfare, both spiritual and temporal. Your Mother").

The album is notable for the eight color lithographic views and eight black-and-white wood engravings of various scenes throughout the United States and Canada. A view of the White Mountains features a packed stagecoach with passengers hanging off the top; a scene from the Coal Region of Pennsylvania features trains, canals and canal boats; and a praire scene shows Native Americans hunting buffalo.

This oblong 5" X 7 3/4" gilt stamped and illustrated leather album has all edges gilt, silver decorated spine and front, a gilt and silver vignette on front cover and a title page color vignette. Item #AM00046 

Condition: Very good condition overall with some very light scattered foxing, pages lightly soiled from handling.