Cover image for Gems from Flora.
Gems from Flora.
Handel, Mary.
Publication Information:
[New York] : J.C. Riker, [1852?]
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color frontispiece, color illustrations ; 20 cm
An autograph album, with hand-colored engravings of flowers, and blank leaves of several colors for autographs.
General Note:
Book for collecting autographs, published by J.C. Riker, a New York publisher who issued various types of gift books.
Local Note:
First edition: 19.6 x 16.5 cm. The engraver's mark, "Ackerman's Lith.," is at the bottom of the title page. The volume is bound in brown morocco, with a central design incorporating the title, and with an elaborate border, stamped in gilt on the front cover; the back cover also has the central design stamped in gilt within a different blindstamped border. The spine has the title within a floral design stamped in gilt, now faded and somewhat frayed. The frontispiece is protected by a tissue sheet. The title page illustration incorporates the title, publisher and address in New York City, and engraver, and bears the note, "Presented to Mary Handel, July 5, 1852." The text includes several manuscript poems in English or German dated 1856-1861.
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RBR WNYO 1852.G4 Adult Non-Fiction Grosvenor Room-Rare Books-Appointment Needed

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