PARAGON AUTOGRAPHS ALBUM. Autograph Album.
PARAGON AUTOGRAPHS ALBUM.
PARAGON AUTOGRAPHS ALBUM.
PARAGON AUTOGRAPHS ALBUM.
PARAGON AUTOGRAPHS ALBUM.
PARAGON AUTOGRAPHS ALBUM.
PARAGON AUTOGRAPHS ALBUM.
PARAGON AUTOGRAPHS ALBUM.
PARAGON AUTOGRAPHS ALBUM.

PARAGON AUTOGRAPHS ALBUM.

Ohio and Vermont. (1801 - 1903). 74 unnumbered album leaves. 8-1/4" x 7". Original navy blue cloth wrapped boards, stamped in sliver and black on upper board, ornamental design on backstrip stamped in silver, white moire endpapers, AEG. A Good to Good-plus copy, fraying around edges and corners, cloth on backstrip is partially removed, spine is split with many leaves loose, signatures and letters are clean and well-preserved. Penciled annotations from previous owner throughout. Item #45197

A friendship/autograph album that apparently belonged to a Ms Birchard, whose barque appears to have been a favorite among the contributors. Includes original ms poems, quotes, letters, and quips from many notable figures of the period. A truly singular item. The album feature 56 signed items including: an original poem by John Pierpont (1788 - 1886), a letter from George Stillman Hillard (1808 - 1879), a letter from George D. Prentice (1802 - 1870), a letter from George Francis Train (1829 - 1904), a poem and letter from Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894), a letter from John Bartholomew Gough (1817 - 1886), a letter from Robert Collyer (1837 - 1890), a letter from Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852), a brief note from Charles Sprague (1791 - 1875), a poetic bit of prose by Henry Wood (1869 - 1944), an inscription by Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936), a letter from Kate Field (1838 -1896) regarding Jane Eyre, a letter from Josiah G. Holland, a poem by Rob Morris (1818 - 1888), a letter from Nathaniel Parker Willis (1806 - 1867), a three stanza poem titled "The Birch" by Benjamin Penhallow Shillaber (1814 - 1890), a letter from George William Curtis (1824 - 1892) and a letter from William Dean Howells (1837 - 1920). Signatures include George Bancroft (1800 - 1891), William Cullen Bryant (1874 - 1878), Rutherford B. Hayes (1822 - 1893), the members of the Vermont Supreme Court from 1890-1899, G. Stanley Hall (1846 - 1924), Henry W. Longfellow (1807 - 1882), James Whitcomb Riley (1849 - 1916), Mary Hallock Foote (1847 - 1938) and Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915) among others. There is also a letter slipped in from Better Homes in America dated November 5, 1926 signed by Herbert Hoover.

A completed list of signatures is available upon request.

Price: $6,000.00

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