AMERICAN GIFT BOOKS
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The Highlights of German Romanticism for1806
(A Taschenbuch just for a Change).  Brentano, Sophie Mereau, et al.  Taschenbuch für das Jahr 1806. Der Liebe und Freundlischaft gewidmet. Frankfurt am Mayn: Friedrich Wilmans [colophon: Braunschweig, gedruckt bei Friedrich Bieweg], 1806. 16mo (12.1 cm, 4.75"). [20], 264 pp.; 9 plts.
$400.00
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Unusual STRIPED American BindingASpecial Occasion” Gift Book
Barton, Hemans, et al.  A parting gift to a Christian friend. Hartford: Brown & Parsons, 1846. 32mo (10.8 cm; 4.25"). [2 (blank)] ff., 192 pp., [2 (blank)] ff.
$250.00
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Hand-ColoredFloral Frontispiece
Goodrich, Samuel G., ed.  The token, or affection's gift,a Christmas and New-Year's present.  Hartford: S. Andrus & Son, [ca. 1846]. 12mo. Frontis., 312 pp.; 4 plts.
$112.50

Taking the Fad TOO Far?
Harsha, D.A.  The Heavenly token a gift book for Christians. New York: H. Dayton; Indianapolis: Asher & Co., 1859. 12mo (18.6 cm; 7.625"). Engr. frontis., 491 pp.
$125.00
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EVERYTHING You Need to Know about the Nobility, &Other Tuscan Matters
[Italian Almanac].  Almanacco Toscano 1846. Firenze: Stamperia Granducale, [1846]. 12mo (14.6 cm, 5.75"). Engr. t.-p., 689, [1] pp.; 6 plts.
$150.00
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Here's a Really Tiny Book in aTINY! Clamshell Case
[Landon, Letitia Elizabeth].  The English bijou almanac for 1837. London: Albert Schloss, 1836. Miniature (2 cm, .787"); in a publisher's slipcase slightly larger. 64 pp.; 7 plts., 4 music pp.
$750.00
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Small is Our Book Yet Not the Less”Very Small & in Its Tiny Slipcase
Norton, Caroline Sheridan.  Schloss's English bijou almanac for 1841. London: A. Schloss, [1840]. Miniature (2 cm; .787"). [25] ff.; [6] plts.
$550.00
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Pleasant Thoughts onCongenial Spirits
The Philipena, or friendship's token: A present for all seasons. Boston: G.W. Cottrell & Co.; New York: T.W. Strong, [1848]. 16mo. Col. frontis., 126 pp.
$75.00
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Moral Observations & Instructions” in aPretty Little Package
Sacred gift of devout & useful sayings. Boston: G. W. Cottrell, copyright 1851. Miniature (8 cm; 3.125"). 96 pp.
$100.00
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“And He Cried,If the Rogues Like My Book so Well, Another Year I Will Try
The Saint Nicholas gift. For little boys and girls. Boston: T.H. Carter & Co., 1844. 32mo (11.6 cm; 4.5"). xii, [1], 14–104, [4] pp.; 7 leaves of plates; illus.
$150.00
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Early in theFIRST English Annual SeriesThis Copy in Its Box
Shoberl, Frederic, ed.  Forget me not;A Christmas and New Year's present for 1828.  London: R. Ackermann, [1828]. 12mo (14.4 cm, 5.75"). Engr. presentation leaf, engr. frontis., x, 418, 4 (advertisements) pp.; 14 plts. including presentation leaf and frontis.
$350.00
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ON AMERICAN GIFT BOOKS
A Useful & Attractive Paperback
Tepper, Michael.  American gift books & literary annuals: An annotated catalog. [Easton, MD: Michael Tepper], copyright 2016. 8vo (25 cm; 9.5"). 215 pp., illus. (some color).
$35.00
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The Title Says It All
Various Hands.  A paradise of daintie devices. A collection of poems, songs, ballads. New York: Imprinted [by the Press of Francis Hart & Co.] for Charles Pratt & Co., Christmas, 1882. 8vo (20.6 cm; 8.125"). [6], 9–97, [7] pp.
$125.00
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Kneel Side by Side”
Wise, Daniel.  Bridal greetings: A marriage gift,  in which the mutual duties of husband and wife are familiarly illustrated and enforced. New York: Carlton & Phillips, 1852. 16mo. Frontis., 160 pp.
$42.50
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Dutch Gift Book“for Love & Country”
Women's Almanac.  Almanak voor liefde en vaderland. Voor het jaar 1820. Amsterdam: L. Portman and Beijerinck & Willemsz, [1819]. 16mo (10.9 cm, 4.25"). [18], iv, 155, [1] pp.; 6 plts.
[SOLD]
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