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1865 Victorian Hand Drawn & Written Book By Robert Barton Signed Unique & Rare For Sale
1865 VICTORIAN HAND DRAWN & WRITTEN BOOK BY ROBERT BARTON SIGNED UNIQUE & RARE
A RARE AND UNIQUE LEATHER BOUND BOOK BY VICTORIAN ARTIST ROBERT BARTON GIVEN TO HIS DAUGHTER AND INSCRIBED AND SIGNED TO THE FRONT PAGE.
THE START DATE FOR THEBOOK WAS1865AND FINISHED CIRCA 1866 ACCORDING TO SOME OF THE LATER DRAWINGS TOTHE REAR.
IT WAS PRESENTED TO HIS DAUGHTER IN 1883.
COMPLETELY HAND WRITTEN AND DRAWN IN PEN AND INK WITH 58 MAIN DRAWINGS WITH SOME FULL PAGE DEPICTING POLICEMEN HANSON CAB DRIVERS STREETS ANDPEOPLE PLUS FAIRY TALE AND STORY ILLUSTRATIONS,ALL SKILLFULLY DONE AROUND STORIES AND POEMS.
THE ARTIST WAS,I BELIEVE,FROM BISHOPSGATE IN LONDON AND I HAVE FOUND REFERENCE TO A ROBERT BARTON,ARTIST,AND AN OILPAINTING SOLD DATED 1860 OF BISHOPSGATE BUT I CAN'T FINDOUT ANYMORE.
THISWAS WITH FAMILY ARCHIVE MATERIAL FROM THIS FAMILYAND REFERRING TO THIS AREA IN LONDON.
I AM LIMITED TO 24 PHOTOS SOCAN'T SHOW AS MUCH AS I WANT TO BUT THE BOOK IS CONSISTANT THROUGHOUT AND IN VERY GOOD CONDITION,STILL TIGHTLY BOUNDAND INTACT,NO PAGES HAVE BEEN REMOVED SO IS AS IT WAS INTENTED.
THISTOOLED LEATHER BOOK MEASURES23cms x19cms.
I DON'T HAVE AN IDEA OF VALUE BUT WOULD KEEP IT IF IT DOES NOT FETCH £49 AS ITS SUCH AN INTERESTING AND UNIQUE BOOK.
WILL BE SENT BY RECORDED AND TRACKED DELIVERY WORLDWIDE.
PAYPAL ONLY PLEASE.
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1865 Victorian Hand Drawn & Written Book By Robert Barton Signed Unique & Rare: $282