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Book Illustrator's Account Book

Felix Octavius Carr Darley, Account Book, 1853-1875

Darley Account Book

F.O.C. Darley (1822-1888) was one of the most popular and influential book American book illustrators of the nineteenth century. Authors whose works were published in the United Stated with images by Darley include Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Charles Dickens.

This volume details Darley's commissions and fees over a period of more than two decades, beginning in 1853, the year the artist was elected to the National Academy of Design.
Purchased from Jean's Book Service; Stoddard Fund and General Library Acquisitions II Fund.

- Thomas G. Knoles, Curator of Manuscripts

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