My Teacher's New Year's Present 1849 F.T. Gray collected poems & short storiesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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My Teacher's New Year's Present, for the Year 1849 by F.T. Gray.
Published 1849, Boston by Benjamin H. Greene.
64 pages. Text in English. Numerous small wood engravings within the text.
Scarce mid-19th century Teacher's Reward of Merit book, given by a teacher to a young student for class room excellence.
Publisher's decorative gilt cloth binding, title lettering spine & cover decorations all gilt ornamented, a.e.g.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, yet still remains overall quite attractive as a near miniature childhood survival.
Text block paper is clean, early Merit Reward color litho card affixed inside front paste down, internally well preserved, little staining or soiling, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique item survives.
Book Measures c. 4 3/4" H x 3" W.
Rewards of Merit, Fenn & Malpa, p. 138-9 with illustration of cloth gift book in similar style binding.