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118176
(JAMAICA.)

Album containing nineteen pen and ink sketches of local life with decorative borders composed of indigenous ferns.

Availability: In stock

Published: c. 1880

Stock Code: 118176

£2,500
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

Highly appealing album containing competent and attractive amateur pen and inks of local life in Jamaica in the late nineteenth century, enhanced by the addition of borders composed of locally collected dried ferns. The illustrations, all with annotations describing the scene, include a collection of local trades, market traders, a coffee picker, a hat maker, fisherman, soldiers of the West India Regiment, school children, and illustrations of local proverbs, for example, "Too much sit down 'bruk' trousers". This work provides a fascinating insight into how daily life in Jamaica was viewed at this time.

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Description

Landscape folio (233 x 304 mm). Contemporary brown half morocco-textured paper, maroon pebble-grained cloth, single gilt rule to the spine and corner edges.

Illustrations

With 20 linen-hinged card leaves, 19 of which with pen and ink drawings making a total of 26 illustrations, all surrounded by artistically mounted fern specimens, some of which are identified in ink annotations.

Condition

Somewhat rubbed, particularly at the extremities, lower corners bumped, some chipping and splitting at head and tail of the spine, endpapers browned, mounting leaves more lightly so, some ferns slightly damaged, but overall very good.

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