Glimpses of the Wonderful (Christmas Annual)

NY: Wiley & Putnam, 1846. First. Hard Cover. Square small 8vo. in blue cloth, blindstamped and with gilt decorations front cover and spine. 175 pps. with engraved title page and frontis plus numerous additional full page engravings. A Christmas Annual or "gift book" for young people with chapters on natural and man-made wonders of the world (no actual Christmas material). Interesting chapter on "The Railway and the Steamboat" with three plates including one each of a cross-section of a locomotive and a steamboat. Very good, boards a bit wavy but all gilt quite clear; gift inscr. from a mother to her son dated Dec. 25, 1865 on the first blank; additional contemporary own. name and address front pastedown. Item #E4985

Price: $35.00

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