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[WILTSHIRE COMMONPLACE BOOK WITH SHAKESPEARIAN CONTENT] Album

Elizabeth Slade
Late Georgian young woman’s album containing an original reimagining of the three witches from Shakespeare’s Macbeth and finely executed drawings… Read more
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Late Georgian young woman’s album containing an original reimagining of the three witches from Shakespeare’s Macbeth and finely executed drawings of the Wiltshire village of Calstone.

Large octavo in straight grain brown morocco stamped in blind and gilt, ‘Album’ to the upper cover, circa 120pp. Bright pink coated endpapers; two pencil signatures of ‘E Slade’ to flyleaves who is revealed as the book’s owner, Eizabeth Slade, in an early address to her written by ‘Jane Provis 24th Jan.ry 1825’ - see 1811 sampler sold at Christies, Oct 2000, by Jane Provis of Bradford, Wiltshire. The pencil drawing of the witches appears early on and does not match any known image we can locate. It is titled with the witches’ shout-out to Macbeth: ‘Hail Macbeth’ and signed ‘J Slade’. The earliest of the poems dates from 1825, the last by Harriet Beecher Stowe from 1853. Later material includes a pencil drawing of ‘Calstone Cottages Sept.r 17. 1828’ (Calne in Wiltshire), around 10 other illustrations and signed contributions from friends and family with texts by Byron, Spenser,’, Milton, Shelley (’S.A.C. Devizes, October 12th /41.’), Hannah More, Longfellow and Harriet Beecher Stowe.


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Date published 1828
Subject 1 Manuscripts
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Product code 7894


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