The Keepsake of Friendship : A Christmas and New Year's Annual for 1851 [ Anecdotes , Poetry , Prose , Verse , Personal Recollections, Poetic Rhetoric and Rhyming Story / Stories , Enjoyable Reading, Antique Book ]

Munroe, G. S. / Editor / with Engravings By O. Pelton and Illuminated Engraved Pages By Sharp

Published by Worcester : Published By E. N. Tucker 1851, Clean and Unmarked Text, 1851

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Disbound, hardcover book. Front board is detached, but present, spine leather missing, paper shows. Decorative gold embossed boards, with edgewear. Back board still attached. All end papers still present and in place. Previous owner name in pencil on ffep, middle. Illuminated presentation page by Sharp is not filled in, illuminated title page is slightly chipped on outer edge, it is also the point of detatchment of the front board. Gilt gold ends of pages. There are four / 4 exquisite engravings by O. Pelton, who was a major engraver active during early 1800s. Pelton [ 1798 to 1882] was most well known for engravings depicting America's first president George Washington. These 4 magnificent engravings far outweigh the value of the book itself. They are all tissued, but show paper age, acid or oxicidation marks. All 4 are suitable for framing. These engravings by O. Pelton are true works of art themselves. Photos available upon request. Engravings include: The Look Out, The Quiet Bay, Well of St. Keyne, and Happy Family. Book is a compilation of short story, poetry, prose pertaining to friends, friendship and society in the mid 1800s or mid nineteenth century. 322 pages. Bookseller plate on final inside board, small. Size: Keepsake / Memento / Souvenir. Bookseller Inventory # 5021736

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Title: The Keepsake of Friendship : A Christmas and...

Publisher: Worcester : Published By E. N. Tucker 1851, Clean and Unmarked Text

Publication Date: 1851

Binding: Leather

Illustrator: Engravings and Illuminated Text.

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Edition: No Edition Stated.

Book Type: Poetry, Reading Pleasure.

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