Teacher's Offering Fitchburg Mass. 1848 Reward of Merit student gift award bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Gift Books, Collected Short Stories, Teacher's Gift).
Teacher's Offering a Collection of Instructive Stories.
Published 1848, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, S. and C. Shepley.
63 pages. Text in English.
Scarce mid-19th century Teacher's Reward of Merit book, given by a teacher to a young student for class room excellence.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, embossed cover designs wood cut bird frontis. Index at rear, contains 4 short stories.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, covers a bit stained and rubbed (gilt still bright), remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is clean, blank end paper torn away (book opens to half-title), internally well preserved, early color litho flower card affixed to front paste down, minor scattered 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.
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Book Measures c. 4 3/4" H x 3" W. Charming near miniature format.
Rewards of Merit, Fenn & Malpa, p. 138-9 with illustration of cloth gift book in similar style binding.