The Souvenir Of The Season. The Wake Of Extacy, A Memory Of Jenny Lind [Book]
The Souvenir Of The Season. The Wake Of Extacy, A Memory Of Jenny Lind [Book]
The Souvenir Of The Season. The Wake Of Extacy, A Memory Of Jenny Lind [Book]
The Souvenir Of The Season. The Wake Of Extacy, A Memory Of Jenny Lind [Book]
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The Souvenir Of The Season. The Wake Of Extacy, A Memory Of Jenny Lind [Book]

1848. Hardcover quarto, olive buckram and gilt illustrated boards, gilt edges and repaired spine, two ex-libris plates laid in on prelim pages, inscribed “With the best respects of William Gaspey, Jan. 3, 1848” in ink on half-title, 27.5 x 22cm. Spine repaired with blue tape, bumping and scuffing to boards, foxing throughout.

Verse by F.W.N. Bayley, (Brit., 1808–1853). Published by Willoughby & Co., 68pp, seven lithographs and a Jenny Lind portrait frontispiece, text includes “with ideal illustrations by Kenny Meadows, lithographed by R.J. Hammerton.” Accompanied by three 1920s newspaper clippings, one pasted in.

Jenny Lind (Swedish, 1820–1887) was an opera singer, often called the “Swedish Nightingale.” She was one of the most highly regarded singers of the 19th century, who retired at the age of 29. She is famously associated with the American showman P.T. Barnum, who brought her to the United States for a year-long tour in 1850. Ref: Wiki.

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Item #CL199-17

Price (AUD): $390.00  other currencies

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