Early 19th Century. Hardcover. Oblong octavo; Red leather boards and spine with gilt lettering on spine, gilt border along the boards; all edges gilt; German friendship book with several poems [in German] and autographs as well as several full color drawings, a hand-made pop-up color illustration with silk pull, lock of hair tipped in with silk bow; Dates of signatures and poems range from 1804 to 1817. Book has some wear along the edges, corners are bumped and fraying; some leather missing from the spine edges; spine beginning to crack a bit; Slight waviness to the pages; Age-toning; Book plate on paste down. NA consign. Shelve case 0. German Friendship Books came from early university culture in the 16th century. Typically they contained full color drawings, poetry (original or quoted), and aphorisms from the owner's friends and schoolmates. Dupont.
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