Keepsake Album - Antique Autograph Book ca. 1860s

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Keepsake Album, Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott & Co., no date. Black hardcover with blind-stamped floral design, 8vo (20cm), [iv] gold and red title page, about 160 unnumbered pages of blue and white papers, 5 engravings of romance and rumination. Sticker, part of spine, and lock of hair laid in.

Inscriptions on flyleaf indicate this book belonged to Jennie Johnston Ruffin of Rockingham, North Carolina. Inscriptions on 15 pages dated 1866-1869 from different people and 1953 from her daughter, plus two erased pages.

Fair: spine missing, corners worn with chip on front lower corner, boards curving, ffep missing
and another page missing, small sticker on title page, foxing, rear endpaper rubbed and dampstained. #3891

SKU 3891