Decorative gilt pictorial children's books c.1860's Lot x 10 wonderful bindingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Decorative Children's Books of mid-19th century. Publisher's cloth gilt pictorial spines.
Outstanding lot of ten (10) excellent decorative pictorial gilt boy's adventure books from the middle of the 19th century. Scarce individually, unique and rare as a lot.
All remain attractive, gilt still pleasing, very nice age patina to lot despite and individual age flaws to individual books (which are never severe. All books appear complete and well preserved).
The Electrical Boy or the Career of Great men and Great things, by John Trowbridge. 1891. Great spine & front cover with fairy.
The Tanner-Boy and How He Became Lieutenant-General, by Major Penniman.
1864, Boston, Roberts Brothers. Flag & sword patriotic spine.
The Young Marooners, or the Florida Coast; or, Robert and Harold, by F.R. Goulding.
1866, Philadelphia, James S. Claxton. Hunting & lighthouse on spine.
The Ferry-Boy and the Financier. 1864, Boston, Walker, Wise, and Company. White House & row boat spine.
The Heroes of Europe: A Biographical Outline of European History from A.D. 700 to A.D. 1700, by Henry G. Hewlett. 1861, Boston, Ticknor and Fields.
Glen Morris Stories. Dick Duncan; the Story of a Boy Who Loved Mischief, and How He Was Cured of His Evil Habit, by Francis Forrester, Esq. 1862, New York, Howe & Ferry Publishers.
The Cliff-Climbers; or, the Lone Home in the Himalayas. A Sequel to "The Plant-Hunters", by Captain Mayne Reid. 1866, Boston, Ticknor and Fields.
Ungava: A Tale of Esquimaux-Land, Robert Michael Ballantyne.
1859, Boston, Philips, Sampson and Company. (Arctic & dog sled spine).
The Gun-Boat Series. Frank on the Prairie, by Harry Castlemon. 1869, Cincinnati, R.W. Carroll & Co. steamship spine.
The White Chief. A Legend of North Mexico, by Captain Maybe Reid.
c.1861, New York, Robert M. de Witt.
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Smallest book measures: 6 3/4" H X 5" W.
Largest book measures: 7 1/2" H X 5 1/2" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 12 1/2".