1839-1866 · Scotland
by Helen Maria Imrie, etc.
Scotland, 1839-1866. Most likely Helen Maria Imrie 4 Aug 1820 - 24 Jul 1904, Ferry-Port-on-Craig, Fife, Scotland.. 34 leaves. Two rows of elaborate stamped decorative devices on cover; outer border gilt stamped. An array of different colored pages, some with Dobbs Patent embossed border decoration including French love sentiments. A fine lady's book. The content is complete and the book is filled with the exception of two pages. The content includes an array of art including eight (8) cut-out and applied original floral arrays, two (2) near full page watercolors in charcoal and watercolor featuring a pair of grouse signed W. Gunton 1832, a small perforated paper with watercolor of a bird, pencil drawing of Portrait of Rembrandt, pencil drawing of lads around camp fire, pen and ink of Lord Byran, fine miniature penwork titled "Affection" with laurel wreath and a pair of love birds, pencil drawing of a male dancer and his shadow, an applied 2 1/4" x 4 1/2" hand penned eternal love knot, a loose fine cutwork depicting a shelter with a shepherd and sheep, applied pencil and pen work of shoes through the ages from 1544-1830, tipped-in watercolor of floral array and a provocative pencil and watercolor of a young woman.The writings, mostly by the owner with a few entries by others, mostly women include A Friendship Wreath (poem), Boarding school Notice - interpretation of what was needed, Character of Napolean Bonepart as drawn by Wm Phillips 1814 narrative, character of Madame de Stache as drawn Lady Morgan of France (narrative), Retrospection by J.A.S. in 1866, Translation of some French verses to Lord Byron, Copy of "A Maltese Woman's Petition" original sent to Ladies Malta Charitable Society, The Cost of War, The Answer, Character of James the First of England, A Stranger, "Since your honor is so good", Love of God, Recipe - a Cure for Love, Oh moralists, who heard of happiness and self-respect, When did personal variety listen to the suggestions of Prudence, Luther - A Fragment (26 verse poem), miscellaneous verses and writings.Measures 10 1/4" x 8 1/4". (Inventory #: 28001989)