Modesty & Merit Little Mary-Rose & John 1864 children's book w/ color platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Children's Books, Illustrated Books, 19th century Books).
All the Children's Library: Modesty and Merit, or, The Gray-Bird's Story of Little May-Rose and John, Translated from the German.
Published 1864, Boston by Walker, Wise, & Co.
232 pages. Text in English. Contains four color lithographed plates. Frontispiece protected by original tissue guard.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt pictorial spine & title lettering, embossed cover decorations set within blind rules.
Book contains early gift inscription: Louise Marston Farwell, From her Father May 21st, 1867.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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A truly wonderful decorative spine which includes a girl reading a book and a boy soldier.
Book Measures c. 6 1/2" H x 5" W.