Wisdom Gems in Miniature c. 1850 book of quotations & life advice lovely bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Gift Books, 19th Century Books, Life Advice, Morals, Religion, Literature).
Wisdom in Miniature, or Gems of Wisdom: Being a Collection of Sentences from Distinguished Authors on Religion, Morals, and Literature.
Published c. 1850, Boston by J. Buffum.
106 pages. Text in English. color lithographed frontis.
Period publisher's cloth binding, elaborate gilt spine and cover decorations, embossed covers, all edges gilt. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Contents display a pleasing age patina, with light scattered spotting throughout.
Early owner's inscription on inside leaf: Chas. E. Tyler.
Book remains exceptionally well preserved and attractive on the shelf, gilt is bright. 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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Book Measures c. 5 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W.