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1849 The Parables of our Lord Paper Mache Cover SCARE Book 1st American Edition
Published in 1849. Victorian Gothic paper mache binding. First appearance of a paper mache binding that mimics a medieval carved ebony wood book cover. Richly decorated endpapers. Richly illuminated border surrounds each unique page. Gold gilt page edges. First American Edition. Fully intact binding with two pages having light cracking at the binding. No writing. Typical age toning. Some light wear and rubbing to spine and cover. A beautiful scarce edition that has been well preserved. The Parables of Our Lord Published by D. Appleton & Co. Published in 1849 Paper Mache Hardcover 30 Pages (unpaginated) The first use of the so-called "papier mache" binding contrived to look like carved ebony, the result being splendidly Gothic and impressive. The first use of these materials to reproduce antiquarian hand-made binding. Includes parables from the Bible such as "The Prodigal Son", "The Tares", "The Good Samaritan", "The Ten Virgins", "The Marriage Feast", "The Rich Fool", and more. Features: Victorian Gothic paper mache binding First appearance of a paper mache binding that mimics medieval carved ebony wood book covers, the result being splendidly gothic and impressive First American Edition published by D. Appleton & Co. Richly decorated endpapers Richly illuminated border surrounds each unique page Parable are told in fractur gothic script Gold gilt page edges all around Measures 6 5/8" x 4 3/4" An unusual and extraordinary edition. Very scarce. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: blackdogbooks115 [Zionsville, Indiana, United States]
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