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ALBUM OF CARTOONS
Broadwood (Lucy Etheldred) 4to unlettered morocco album of 36 original pen & ink and watercolour drawings c.1893, pasted to rectos (only) of card mounts, illustrating Broadwood's own whimsical verses and rhymes, f.f.e.p. inscribed 'JM Broadwood from my dear daughter Lucy 1893'. Featuring a plethora of inventive creatures and characters, aimed mainly at a juvenile audience, the only monotone drawing is an animated talking piano; several blanks at rear.
Rubbed and bumped binding, half of block detached from backstrip, card stock browned with some small chips and nicks to leading edges, colour well preserved.
Broadwood was a musician and folk-song collector, great-granddaughter of the founder of the piano firm Broadwood. An important link between the musical establishment and the late 19th century folk-song revival, she was also a talented artist, as the present drawings ably demonstrate. A unique collection, apparently unpublished.