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Book Description
Circa 1825 Manuscript Album Of Embroidery Pattern. A full album, containing approx 95 pages of patterns, in ink, on one side of leaf only. A few double page. Size 4to, 26 x 21 cm. Bound in period red Morocco over marbled paper covered boards. Binding solid, some wear to paper & edges. On wove paper, watermarked SE & CO. Dated from name at rear of book dated 1825. One pattern dated 1827 & one loosely inserted design dated 1825. The pages are in very good clean condition, with varied patterns, mainly floral. A beautiful example, almost 200 years old.
Dealer Notes
The Album was later owned by Lucy W. Garnett-Orme (1865-1952), with her signature on the front paste down.
Lucy was the sister of Miss Frances Garnet-Orme, a spiritualist, found murdered by poison at the Savoy Hotel in Mussoorie India in 1911. The prime suspect was her travelling companion, another female spiritualist, who was acquitted due to lack of evidence.
The case was never solved, but attracted the attention of Rudyard Kipling, who related the story to Arthur Conan Doyle. Sherlock Holmes never made it to India, but Conan Doyle told the story to Agatha Christie, whose first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920) was inspired by this case.
Author Garnett-Orme, Lucy. Interesting Provenance.
Date 1825
Binding Red Morocco, marbled paper covered boards
Publisher -
Illustrator -
Condition Very Good
Pages 95

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