The Floral Gift. An Illuminated Souvenir
Stanesby,Samuel, illuminator.

London: Griffith & Farran, [1863]. First edition. Each page of text has ornamental borders, most with calligraphic text printed chromolithographically by Thomas Bessent with tissue guards. Binding extremities lightly rubbed and worn. Spine slightly toned. Minor soiling and scuffing to boards. Very minor offsetting to tissue guards. A very good copy with the covers very bright. Red morocco ruled in blind and tooled decoratively in gilt, gilt spine. All edges gilt. Small quarto. [16] ff. (Item ID: 16441)


The present work contains poetry and prose about love by Shakespeare, Wordsworth (1770-1850), Longfellow (1807-1882), John Brainard (1795-1828), Eliza Cook (1818-1889), and other authors.

OCLC lists five copies, only one of which is in the United States. (BYU).

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