Embossed leather book 1844 Rose of Sharon cherubs Tompkins Mussey splendidBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Rose of Sharon: A Religious Souvenir, for MDCCCXLIV.
1844, Boston, A. Tompkins and B. B. Mussey. pp.304. With 5 plates, complete.
In a splendid embossed publishers gift binding. Covers with cherubs set within floral borders, spine with tiny embossed eagle, U.S. shield and gilt date and title. All edges gilt. Five engraved plates as issued.
Sound, tight, very pleasing and well preserved example with nice age patina. Beautiful binding, light rubbing or tiny scuffs but much nicer than typical.
Book measures: 7" H X 4 7/8" W.
Wolf, American Embossed Leather Bindings 1825-1855, 178 (noting the binding is "signed" at top corners and center by Bradley. Also with names of Mitchell and Morin on the binding as well.
Faxon, Gift Books, 714.