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Pure gold from the rivers of wisdom. Edited by the author of "Affection's keepsake."

Albin, Thomas, ed.

Published by D. Appleton & Co., New York, 1841
Hardcover
From SessaBks (ABAA, ILAB) (Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

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First American edition, "From the twentieth London edition." A near-miniature gift book anthology of quotations from the writing of famous and little-known authors: The quotations range from more than a page and a half to a single short sentence, but all have moral pith and sage advice on living happily and uprightly. The women and men of letters who are excerpted range from Hannah More to Dr. Johnson and on to St. Augustine, Seneca, Jeremy Taylor, Southey, Fenelon, William Penn, Jane Taylor, and the ever lurking Anonymous. But NOT Shakespeare! The frontispiece (retaining its tissue guard) is an engraving by Thomas Phillibrown showing a young male writer in a sea-side cave with a quill pen, leaning on his writing pad and looking for inspiration. Binding: Signed binding (embossed stamp on front fly-leaf) by B. Bradley of Boston. Green cloth, spine stamped in gold with vines, grapes, and title; stamped in blind on covers featuring birds and vines. Yellow calendared endpapers. All edges gilt. Provenance: Mid- to late-19th-century pencil signature of L.A. Nichols. 32mo (10.5 cm; 4.25"). [1 (ads)] f., 126 pp., [2 (ads)] pp.; frontis. (included in pagination). American Imprints 41-128. Binding as above. Minor discoloration in a few inner and foremargins; offsetting from frontispiece to title-page despite tissue (or because of it). Very good. Bookseller Inventory # 36017

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Title: Pure gold from the rivers of wisdom. Edited ...

Publisher: D. Appleton & Co., New York

Publication Date: 1841

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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