MORRELL, Harriette Anne. EMBROIDERED BINDING. ~ Hand embroidered notebook.
8vo., contemporary linen cloth over boards, exquisitely hand-embroidered in black thread with a floral panel decoration in Bloomsbury style, exquisite hand printed patterned endpapers, all edges yellow. The pages within are all blank. In extraordinarily fine condition.
Immaculately bound and embroidered with a recognisably Bloomsbury aesthetic by Harriette Anne Morrell (1842-1924) and with a presentation inscription in pencil from her to her daughter-in-law Ottoline Morrell (1873-1938): “to Ottoline from H.A.M. July 1914”.
Harriette Morrell, the mother of Philip Morrell, was an accomplished artist and needleworker. After her death a memorial exhibition catalogue of her work was published by Basil Blackwell in 1925: ‘Harriette Anne Morrell: A Description of Herself and Some of Her Needlework and Painting”.