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Autograph & Sketch Book dated Christmas 1913 - Click for the bigger picture

Autograph & Sketch Book dated Christmas 1913

A super leather covered book dedicated to Sophie from Mary G. Googh and dated Xmas 1913. It has numerous entries dated from 1916 to 1928 and included poems, cartoons and painted pictures. One features a square rigger entering Falmouth Bay in 1914 and captioned "Safe in Port". Another is a poignant poem by Private M. J. Wors of the Royal Fusiliers dated June 28th, 1915 and one wonders if he survived the war to end all wars. A further cartoon shows a cat and mouse with the caption "How long have you been rationed?" Perhaps the most moving image is entitled "My little dug out on the Somme" and is signed by L. Badger 1.1.17. This emotive book was purchased in Cornwall, S.W. England and with names like Pascoe and Goldworthy, it would appear to relate to a Cornish family living in the Falmouth area. Some fading and minor wear to spine but generally in excellent condition for its age and certainly a unique one off item.