Old book collection 1840-50's Lot of 10 fine gilt decorative books fine conditionBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Wonderful small collection of ten different mid-19th century decorative gilt cloth publisher's bindings. All in much nicer condition than typical for books of this era. Any age faults are small and easy to forgive, each and together they remains sound, tight, mostly clean and attractive.
A superior lot of antiquarian books from an early era of American decorative book binding, as will be evident by viewing short video of them.
Tales and Historic Scenes: and other Poems, by Felicia Hemans.
1845, New York, C. S. Francis & Co.
The Church Visible in all Ages, by Charlotte Elizabeth.
1845, New York, John S. Taylor & Co.
Poems, Sacred and Secular, by the Rev. William Croswell, D. D.
c. 1860, Boston, Ticknor and Fields.
The Wreath: A Collection of Poems, from the most Celebrated English Authors.
1843, Boston, J. V. Pierce.
Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, by Dr. Johnson.
1862, New York, Robert Carter & Brothers.
On the Formation of the Christian Character, by Henry Ware, Jr.
1850, Boston, James Munroe and Company.
Peace in Believing, Exemplified in the Pastor's Daughter, Clergyman's Wife, Pious Mother, and Dying Saint, being the Memoirs of Mrs. Ann East, by Rev. John East, A. M.
1852, Boston, John P. Jewett and Company.
Practical Thoughts, by Rev. William Nevins, D.D.
c. 1836, New York, American Tract Society.
The Path of Peace: or a Practical Guide to Duty and Happiness, by John S. C. Abbott.
1838, Boston, Crocker & Brewster.
Elizabeth Thornton; or the Flower and Fruit of Female Piety, by Samuel Irenaeus Prime.
1845, New York, M. W. Dodd.
Tallest book measures: 7" H X 4 3/4" W.
Shortest book measures: 6 1/4" H X 4 1/4" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 8 1/4".