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Compositions

SIVSEY, Annie; [manuscript; handwritten and illustrated album]

Editorial: [England, Upton Hall], 1869
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Manuscript on paper, in English. Oblong folio (232 x285 mm). Written in violet ink in a neat script between ruled borders. Illustrated title in watercolor of landscape, with inhabited ship and building, surrounded by decorative lettering and scrolling foliage, and two birds. Four finely-crafted watercolor drawings of the herbs Clove, Nutmeg, Allspice, and Cinnamon. Including a double hemisphere world map, a map of France with regions, and Spain with regions, both hand-colored, four pages of geometrical diagrams. Red morocco by Stephen Amer of Birkenhead, stamped in blind and ruled in gilt, with gilt title "Compositions" and ornament to front cover, sateen endpapers, gilt turn-ins, five raised bands, a.e.g. On watermarked paper ‘J. Whatman 1858.’ Interesting illustrated definition book with exercises in French and Italian languages. The first part organized as rhetoric, offers definitions of faith, as well as, definitions of words in the English language like ‘Irony’ and ‘Hyperbole,’ and ‘Personification,’ various prose, natural philosophy, the effects of sounds, and mythology. Includes many interesting discourses also on astronomy, botany, geometry, even one passage titled,"On the Origin of Books." Stating, "Among the many contrivances and discoveries of man, few have proved more interesting than the invention of books. They have ever been a source of pleasure and amusement as well as, a means of conveying instruction " A neat, attractive manuscript, teeming with useful tidbits of knowledge. N° de ref. de la librería D1996

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Título: Compositions

Editorial: [England, Upton Hall]

Año de publicación: 1869

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Fine

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