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Christian's daily bread. A text book of Scriptural truths and promises, for every day in the year. London & Edinburgh: T. Nelson & Sons, 1853. Miniature (7.3 cm; 2.5"). 188 pp. $135.00
First edition of this miniature and prettily got-up compilation of Bible verses, hymns, and a devotional calendar.
WorldCat records the copies at the British Library, Brown University, and in the Ruth E. Adomeit collection at the Lilly Library.
Binding: Flexible chestnut-colored leather, front cover gilt-stamped with ivy frame, title, and dove vignette. All edges gilt.
Provenance: Ownership signature of Mary C. Snyder, 1860. With a quotation in her hand, "It is more than my meat and drink to do my masters [sic] will." Signature of Isaac O. Manning on rear fly-leaf.
Bondy, Miniature Books, p. 130. Earlier than the copies in Welsh, Bibliography of Miniature Books, but see 1834 and 1835 for editions of 1861 and 1872 by same publisher. Binding as above, showing minor wear and covers a little undersized; plain spine a little faded and cover's lower corner with small spots relating to a onetime water(?)-related incident that also affected the pastedown and, less notably, the free endpaper and last few leaves. Only a very few small spots of foxing, otherwise; in fact, in => good and attractive condition. (37237) Please RESHELVE This.
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