In 1840, Catherine Grace Frances Gore published The Snow Storm, A Christmas Story under the name Mrs. Gore. She was a prolific “silver fork writer” who chronicled the lives of the upper class and aristocracy.
Here is a signature from the first owner, Miss M. Brown. Later owner, F. S. Bradburn looks to be a rare book collector and has a connection with emeritus professor, Dr. Robert Patten, who helped the Woodson acquire books for the Cruikshank rare book collection from which the book comes.
This 2nd edition of her book dedicated to her son contains illustrations by George Cruikshank.
While it might only be me, I really love the advertisements for books by the publisher. It seems like there a lot of coffee table books listed. Fisher’s Drawing-Room Scrap Book is available via Harvard via the Hathi Trust.