Dated 1882, this was the drawing notebook of a Sarah Dechant of Catawissa, Pennsylvania, in which she executed 22 drawings that I presume were part of course in learning the basics of line, shading, perspective, etc. And quite a nice job she did--all done in graphite, the drawings are crisp and precise and many of them quite graphically satisfying things, which it would be easy to cut from the hard-covered sketchbook to frame--perfect for hanging in a grid, reiterating the grids in many of them. Very nice.
9 1/2" x 7 1/6". 22 drawings total. Some wear to the covers and binding, but drawings themselves are in very good condition, crisp and clean, with a blank reverse to each drawings and in almost all cases a piece of tissue paper separating one drawing from the next.