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Bond, Robert, & George Peck, editor.  Golden Maxims: or, a thought for every day in the year. New York: Lane & Tippett, for the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1846. 16mo (11.5 cm; 4.5"). 112 pp.
$125.00

Daily religious quotations from numerous authors, with an interesting 8-page index of their names at the front ("Adam, Rev. Thos." to "Zwinglius"). Editor Peck (1797–1876), grandfather of American author Stephen Crane and supporter of the Holiness movement, also worked as a Methodist pastor and edited the Methodist Quarterly Review.
        Binding: Chocolate publisher's cloth, spine gilt extra with title and an over-all arabesque design; covers blind-stamped with an elegant and unusual design crossing "arabesque" with "drawer handle" within a plain "frame." All edges gilt and pale green endpapers.
        Provenance: Inked ownership inscription of the Rev. S. Brown of Dansville, Livingston Co., NY, dated 1856 on front fly-leaf.

Bound as above, spine gilt extraordinarily bright; very gently rubbed at extremities and corners a little bending in. Inscription as above and a few leaves with small spots/staining. => A beautiful, clean copy of a delicately pretty devotional.  (37252)   Please RESHELVE This.


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