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1860s Appleton Academy New Hampshire Autograph Album

by LEWIS, Addie E

Price: $700.00
from: Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


  • Seller Inventory #: 393618
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Place: New Ipswich, New Hampshire
  • Date published: 1861
  • Keywords: Americana, Archive

New Ipswich, New Hampshire, 1861. Hardcover. Good. Octavo. 58 leaves. Red leather binding with embossed border designs and gilt stamped illustrations with "Autographs" on the front board. Wear on the board edges; spine is rubbed and chipped with partial loss of the word "Autograph" and yellow right front end sheet has been removed, thus good only. The majority of the album dates between 1861-1864 with the most cited location being Appleton Academy in New Ipswich, New Hampshire. A Civil War-era autograph album which includes a signed CDV photograph card of E.T. Quimby. He also inscribed the third leaf. Elihu T. Quimby was the Principal of Appleton Academy until 1864 when he left to take a position at Dartmouth College. This album also includes a 1864 autograph of Lucretia P. Hale, most likely the same person who wrote *The Peterkin Papers*. There are several more autographs inside including one from noted editor and author, Amos Kidder Fiske. Some of the inscribed pages have nice drawings. One page has a circle of dried flower petals pasted down with an inscription inside the ring. A nice commonplace book from New England during the Civil War.