Girl's 1880 Mauchline Ware Autograph Book, Signed by Noted Scientists/Botanists

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Seller: antiquarianne (15,789) 100%, Location: Southbury, Connecticut, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 333327295049 Girl's 1880 Mauchline Ware Autograph Book, Signed by Noted Scientists/Botanists Mauchline ware autograph book was owned by 15-year-old Carrie Buchbinder (1865- c. 1940s) who visited New England with her family in 1880. One of their stops was Mount Washington, Mass. where this little book was bought as a present for Carrie who turned 15 on the Sept. 3rd. The book shows Glen House on the front and Jacob's Ladder on the back. At the same time, a group from theAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science were gathered there for a 3-day outing and Carrie managed to get several autographs from some of its noted members, as well as some editors/authors there. Some may also have been members of The Appalachian Club. (It's possible Carrie's father, Simon Buchbinder, or her brother "Mano" -- both of whom inscribed this book -- were part of the scientists' group, but I don't know...it may have been just by chance they were there at the same time.) The notes to Carrie from her Dad and brother are first, followed by the signatures obtained on Sept. 2nd & 3rd, 1880, either on the Mountain's summit or nearby. AUTOGRAPHSGustav Pollak (1849-1919), Murray Hill NY; Editor, author - 50 Years of the American Idealism and others - contributor to The Nation, Saturday Evening Post, editor of Babyhood and several encyclopedias, and was a founder of the German American Reform Union. Garrick Mallery (1831-1894), then in the U.S. Army, was a leading ethnologist specializing in Native American Sign Language and pictographs. Angelo Heilprin (1853-1907), Murray Hill, NY; Geologist, paleontologist, naturalist, explorer, mountaineer and painter. Michael Heilprin (1823-1888), biblical scholar, writer and critic; editor of American Cyclopedia and The Nation. George Frederick Baker (1835-1910), Phila.; Graduate of Yale, physician and scientist; professor at Wheaton College; chemical asst. at Harvard Margarette W. Brooks (1864-1929), Salem, Mass.; expert in silk culture Thomas Meehan (1826-1901), Germantown, Phila. British-born nurseryman, botanist and author; founder of Meehan’s Monthly and Gardener’s Monthly. Edward S. Morse (1836-1905), Salem, Mass.; Harvard-educated zoologist and Orientalist - authority on Japanese design. (and his daughter Edith Owen Morse (1864-1962) William H. Niles (1838-1910), signed at the summit); President of Appalachian Mountain Club, for whom Mt. Niles in the Canadian Rockies is named. Professor of geology at MIT. Other signatures - from friends or acquaintances - were collected later. They are: Charles Taylor, Saranac Lake - 1886F. Franklin, Baltimore, 1882Egbert Hyatt, Honeymeadowbrook, 1881Andrew S. Kerr, Baltimore, 1882W. A. Tarbutton, 1882Lucy Spotswood PeirceAnnie Spottswood, both 1886George Peirce - botanist, 1886, Adirondacks CONDITION The book is in good condition with a little wear to the images on the front from age and use. Other than the 2 aforementioned detached first pages, the rest are still bound, but have separated from the book's inside spine -- this just needs regluing. The autographs are all in great condition. The book measures 3 7/8" by 2 3/8" THANK YOU for looking, and please write with any questions. Thanks to all my customers from the U.S. and around the world for nearly 22 great years on eBay. For specifics, please check out my Auction Terms below: "Payment Matters" - "Shipping News" - and "Why I Reluctantly No Longer Take Returns...with Caveats!" 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Very rarely is that the case, BUT if it was returned due to an error, of course it's relisted with the additional information. Unfortunately, few look far enough to realize any of this... Returning an item saying "I just didn't like it" or "I have a tax bill due & shouldn't have bought this" isn't playing fair. In a real auction this is never allowed. On eBay, Bidders have plenty of time -- 5 days -- to read the description, to pour over photos, to ask questions. Most of us are diligent in describing issues & post many pics so bidders know what they're buying. ~~~ AND FINALLY ~~~Even if I haven't erred, if you really, really want return something, just ask nicely. When I can, I'll take it back. But please don't make up a reason so eBay will allow it (yes, it's happened), and please, please, please don't use eBay's automated return system. Again, I'm not a faceless corporate entity. Just write to me like we did in the old days when people actually talked to one another. Thank you for understanding. Anne Listing and template services provided by inkFrog Condition: Used

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