English Bijou Almanac For 1838. Albert Schloss.
English Bijou Almanac For 1838.
English Bijou Almanac For 1838.
English Bijou Almanac For 1838.
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English Bijou Almanac For 1838.

Landon, Letitia (illus.)

London: Schloss, Albert, (1837). 64pp. "Poetically illustrated" by L.E.L. (Letitia Landon), with portraits of Landon, Queen Victoria, King William IV, Sir Walter Scott, Giulia Grisi, and Mozart. Also contains a calendar and lists of royal birthdays, European sovereigns, Queen's Ministers, the Royal Household, and Scientific Institutions. Tinier and more finely printed than its peers in England or on the Continent, the English Bijou received rave reviews from the contemporary press. Spielmann described it as "a miracle of fine and delicate engraving, done consistently and beautifully to an almost unbelievably tiny scale." A fine copy with a brown morocco spine, onlays of blue and yellow morocco, and intricate gilt-stamping. A.e.g. Some slight rubbing to back cover. The slipcase is blue morocco with a red onlay and gilt decoration. Housed in its original red velvet box, which is slightly rubbed. Includes a tiny tortoiseshell magnifying glass. (Spielmann 448; Bondy pp.42, 165; Bromer/Edison, pp. 94-97; Welsh 2660). (3/4 by 9/16 inches; 20x15mm). Item #22451

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