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The Birth-Day Souvenir [Birthday]

By: Stanesby, Samuel

Price: £90.00

Publisher: Corner of St Paul's Church, London, Griffith and Farran 1866: 1866

Book number: 24732

Condition: Very Good


Undated, but the first dedication from brother to sister is dated 1866. 15 boards, heavily illuminated in colour and gilt on both sides (save 1 page that is only illuminated on one side), each interleaved with a blank page. All edges gilt; endpapers marbled, pages are a little kinked some loose . A pious admonition to spend one's days wisely, it is full of finger-waggingisms, such as, 'Life, however short, is made still shorter by waste of time.' (Johnson). Had I been the recipient, M. J. Millard, I might have been less than delighted (it is a very pretty book, though), and it seems as though ... View more info