An impressive sketch book with pencil drawings by listed Boston, Mass., Artist, Alice Frye Leach, signed, Circa 1889. The sketch book consists of eight pencil drawings dating to the 1880's. They include interior, landscape and portrait scenes of the Southern Maine area during the late 19th century. There is a great portrait drawing that is beautifully rendered of a young man named, Willie Ward, which is dated July 22, 89 from Portland. There is another portrait drawing of a seated musician in a chair, dated 7/24/89 from Kennebunkport. One other remarkable drawing includes a stunning portrait of young maid named, Delia, "The smoother of our ruffled paths," from Falmouth, and this has a later date which is 7/16/24. Inside the cover of the sketch book, it is signed, Alice Fry Leach Boston, Mass. 1889. On the back it reads, W.W. Whipple & Co. Portland, Maine. The canvas book measures approx .8" length and 4 3/4" height. At the bottom it has a leather attachment for a drawing pencil. The spine is intact. The noted artist, Alice Frye Leach (1857-1942) was a painter and an architect, who studied at the Boston Museum School Of Fine Arts. She studied under Robert Vonnoh and Abbot Thayer. The artist was one of the founding members of the Copley Society in Boston, Mass. She was listed, Who Was Who In American Art, The DIctionary Of Women Artists and The Archives Of American Art. The sketch book has incredible drawings and a rich history. The condition of this item has wear to the cover, very slight foxing, consistent with age.