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Album of Poetic Sentiments with Five Small Watercolor Floral Illustrations

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American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM


Album of Poetic Sentiments with Five Small Watercolor Floral Illustrations, Dublin, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, 1831-41, the album once belonged to Cynthia Fisk and contains sentimental poetry inscriptions written by family, friends, and relatives in the Dublin, New Hampshire, area; small 8vo with half Morocco binding with gilt spine and marbled boards, 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 in.

Literature: See The History of Dublin, New Hampshire, by Levi Washburn Leonard, Charles Mason, 1855, p. 336. Cyntha Fisk was the second child of three born to Asa Fisk (1771-1848) and Cynthia Mann (b. Marlborough, Massachusetts, 1778). Asa was a mason by trade. Cynthia was born in Dublin, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, on September 2, 1804. She married Calvin Learned (b. March 25, 1804), on October 11, 1838, and was his second wife. They also resided in Dublin, New Hampshire. Together they had four daughters and a son, the first two daughters, both named Sarah Elizabeth, died before age two. Calvin had one child survive of the three children born during the marriage to his first wife Hannah Dunster Barrett.

Note: This album includes four pages written and illustrated by four sisters: Caroline, Selinda, Mary, and Abigail Hill, of Peterborough, New Hampshire. Skinner sold a similar album belonging to Selinda Hill which was richly illustrated by her sister Caroline in November of 2009.
Estimate $600-800

2 in. tear on the binding, wear to edges and corners of boards, minor toning and scattered light stains, last page taped.


New Hampshire, Cynthia Mann, Cheshire County, Calvin Learned, Asa Fisk, Morocco, Cynthia Fisk, Charles Mason, Levi Washburn Leonard, Marlborough, Massachusetts, Sarah Elizabeth, Abigail Hill, Hannah Dunster Barrett, Mary, Peterborough, Caroline, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, New England, United States