Book Description

Lovely early 19th Century Commonplace book belonging to Aretas Akers, a wealthy landowner from Malling Abbey, Kent. It includes a heartbreaking poem written for the death of the author’s daughter.
Dealer Notes
Manuscript Commonplace book of early 19th Century English poetry written in a contemporary hand from c1820 to 1858. The beautiful and personal book contains poems by Lord Byron, Wordsworth and the important female poet Felicia Hemans.

Quarto - Contemporary beautiful Moroccan binding with some wear. Paper watermarked 1816. Around 40 written pages with 2 half pages torn away at some time in the past. Overall very good condition.

The journal is signed AA and belonged to Aretas Akers, a wealthy landowner who lived in Malling Abbey, Kent around this period. The personal writings include a heartbreaking poem written in 1851 at the death of his daughter.

Provenance: Ex Libris the Duke of Baena (Bookplate to inside of front cover)
Author Aretas Akers
Date 1820
Binding Red moroccan
Condition Good
Pages 40

Price: £450.00

Offered by De Bry Rare Books

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