Miniature Books 1840-80 Lot x 5 decorative gilt cloth bindings Watt's floralBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Miniature Books - 19th century- lot of five in period original decorated cloth bindings.
Four with decorative gilt spines and covers, smallest with cloth spine and glit title.
All are complete, sound and relatively well preserved examples.
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Little Will, the Alpine Cross, and Jesus' Seat.
New York, American Tract Society. c.1860-80. Well preserved, clean example, all edges gilt, floral endpapers, text set within red ruled boxes.
The Golden Vase: A Miniature Gift.
1851, Boston, G.W. Cottrell. Ornate gilt cover, all edges gilt. Great early owner inscription.
Songs, Divine and Moral, for the Use of Children.
c. 1850-5, New York, J.Q. Preble. Beautiful gilt decorated floral urn cover, 12 wonderful full page miniature wood engraved plates.
Daily Food for Christians.c.1840-55, New York, American Tract Society. Splendid clean fresh condition, nice blind raised relief covers, intricate gilt decorated spine.
Provision for Passing Over Jordan. 1846, New York, American Tract Society. Some loss of cloth, front cover bent, still sound and pleasing.
Smallest book measures: 2 3/4" H X 2 1/8" W.
Largest book measures: 3 1/8" H X 2 1/2" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 2 1/2".