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CHILD, Isabella. Miniature book.
THE LITTLE PICTURE TESTAMENT. (Cover title: Child's Picture Testament).
London Charles Tilt Fleet Street circa, 1839. In the Tilt's Hand-books for Children series, printed by C. Whittingham. Inscribed June 1839, miniature book approximately 78 x 62 mm, 3 1/16 x 2 7/16 inches (cover size), frontispiece of the Holy Family, vignette on title page and 46 full page illustrations, printed 1 side only, pages: 191, (1) - publisher's advert listing the first 6 titles in this series, ours being the 2nd. Bound in the original publisher's maroon fine grained blind stamped cloth, decorative gilt frame to upper cover containing gilt title, gilt decoration to spine with gilt title, all edges gilt, pale yellow endpapers. Spine faded, gilt bright, a touch of wear to top of spine, tiny damp spot to upper corner of upper cover, early pencil inscription dated 1839 on front pastedown. A very good clean tight copy. The New Testament abridged and illustrated for the use of children. Osborne I, 147; Bondy, Miniature Books page 66-67. Not in Welsh. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]

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