Title: Thumb Confession Book.
Publisher: David Bryce & Co. Glasgow.
Publication Date: 1885
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Circa 1885.  printed pages. Each gathering of 8 leaves printed on a different colour. 16 full-page woodcut illustrations -engravings of Scottish scenes, Oban, Loch Fyne, Inverness, Ben Nevis, Staffa, Iona, Rothesay, Dunolly Castle, Dunstaffnage, Strome Ferry, Loch Maree, Waterfall of Foyers, Loch Awe, Ballachulish & Glencoe. All edges red. 46 x 55mm. Bound in blue cloth over boards with an image of a woman writing at a desk and a quotation from Troilus and Cressida in gilt to upper cover (light rubbing, else very good) and gilt titling to spine. Miniature book of reflective prompts, divided into sixteen sets of "confessions" that have been filled out in full in ink and pencil by members of the Wickham, Brock, Pinnock, Breen & Skinner families up until the 1950's. The sections' contents repeat, so that the reader can look back at their answers to various personal questions "What is your opinion of the young man of the period?", "Name your pet colour", "Your favourite hero in fiction" and see how they might have changed over time. This form of confession book or confession album was popularized for celebrity interviews in the 1950s under the name "Proust Questionnaire." The questions are printed on versos, with blank lines printed on the facing rectos. Quite scarce. Garbett, 14. Bondy, 105. Welsh, 6714. Seller Inventory # 5247