[ n.p. ]: 1878. Text on versos only. 117 leaves, each illustrated in pen, ink, color wash, and other graphic processes with crests, arms, or flags in gold and color. Color and gilt title-page. Binding extremities lightly worn, two very small 2” cracks on lower front board. A few small tears and light chipping to spine, lacking two pearl-colored onlays, front joint cracked but sound. A few portions of turn-in worn away on inner front cover. Minor toning and light staining to silk endpapers. Very small dampstain to lower margins of leaves, not affecting text or illustrations. In very good condition. Armorial manuscript in wooden covers, front board carved in a central decorative floral pattern with tiny pearl-colored onlays in each corner, black leather spine with raised bands in six compartments. Blue silk endpapers, gilt turn-ins. Folio (14 x 11.5”). 118 leaves. Item #16874
We were unable to find any information about Alice J. Woodward, including her dates, in the resources available to us. The present work includes the coats of arms, crests, monograms, flags, and insignias of various organizations, institutions (mostly in the U.K. and Ireland), dukes, earls, marquises, viscounts, barons, titled ladies, clubs, and schools, some of which are set against different backgrounds (a ship, scrolls, a castle, interlocking rings, shields, flowers, leaves, a cup, swords, a painting easel, geometric shapes, a basket, grapes, hearts, and more.