[Manuscript commonplace book of poetry kept by a young woman practicing her penmanship and calligraphy].

Np: 1831-1841.

Price: $750.00

About the item

Manuscript throughout in a neat calligraphic hand. 11pp. plus several blanks and 6 additional pages of poetry accomplished at a later date. Contemporary marbled paper wrappers, with label on upper cover signed "Anna Smith"

Item #321195

The first leaf depicts a calligraphic swan surrounding the date 1831. Includes the texts of 7 poems or quotations, from Milton, Hemans, Montgomery, Byron, etc. The last page includes "Centenary Hymn June Araby's Daughter" by J Fen Smith Jr. and dated December 1841.