4to. 10 x 11.75 inches. 124 leaves. Album bound in half black leather, decorated gilt over green boards, decorated gilt. All edges gilt. Watered silk endpapers. A little wear to extremities and browning, with scattered foxing; otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by upwards of 700 colour printed scraps, laid out decorative fashion with a few pages captioned by hand. A fine example of a late Victorian scrap album beautifully arranged. The subjects include busts of eminent Victorians, elegant ladies and children, religion, Christmas themes, natural history, including plants and foliage, numerous birds and wild animals, insects, especially butterflies, horses, dogs, and farmyard animals. Five large scenes, The River Wye, Capel Curig, Snowdon, Dolgarth Force, The Strid and The Ribble, are captioned in ink. Scraps first appeared in the early nineteenth century, but achieved their standard format from about 1840, when they appeared as embossed chromolithographed pre-cut sheets. (The Victorian Collector).
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