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Autograph Friendship Album Kept By Lida F. Richie Who Received This "Scenery Autograph Album" From Her Mother On Christmas, 1879 by Lida F. Richie

Autograph Friendship Album Kept By Lida F. Richie Who Received This "Scenery Autograph Album" From Her Mother On Christmas, 1879

by Lida F. Richie

Publication: Privately printed By Lida F Richie, 1879-1890, Philadelphia

Original 4 1/4" x 7" full morocco album with elaborate decorations in silver and black and all edges gilt. Hardcover. 106 pages of handwritten entries, some a few lines and many full-page, beginning with Lida's signature, dated December 25, 1879. The album contains 8 full-color lithographed plates and 7 black-and-white plates of American views: Mount Washington; Scene in Upper California; The Coal Region near Mauch Chunk, Pa.; Buffalo Hunting on the Prairie; Residence of Washington Irving on the Hudson; In the White Mountains; Camp in the Black Hills; Forsyth Park on the Savannah; etc. Most of the entries are dated at Philadelphia and at Bellefontaine, Ohio. Besides Richie, other surnames in the album include: McBurney, Wylie, Keys, McClunkin, Stewart, Guthrie, Stadler, Cash, Alexander, Garden, Garver, Crosby, Stevenson, Hatton, Gill, Boehm, Snodgrass, Ewing, Dunlap, et al. Spine ends chipped, inner hinges cracked and holding. Very Good.

Inventory Number: 45829

$375.00