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Premier Auction - Session II | November 12, 2022

Sat, Nov 12, 2022 09:00AM EST
Lot 821

Autograph Book with Author, Poet, Musician Signatures

Estimate: $600 - $900

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circa 1880s, compiled book with over twenty signatures of late 19th century authors and composers, most with a dated signature and many with verses from their popular works, present are Oliver Wendell Holmes with final stanza of The Chambered Nautilus, Henry Longfellow and opening stanza of The Arrow and the Song, Amy Beach (signed "Amy Marcy Cheney") with musical notes inscribed, Louisa May Alcott (signed "L.M. Alcott"), Harriet Prescott Spofford and her sister Mary N. Prescott, intermittent blank pages, some signatures indecipherable, a few pasted or otherwise tipped in but majority on book leaves, 7-3/4 x 4-3/4 in.

Provenance: Descended in family; Private Collection


evidence of handling commensurate with age, some toning around periphery, interior binding separating at spine

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