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English Bijou Almanac for 1838.

Landon, Letitia (illus.)

London: Albert Schloss, (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 in blue morocco sporting intricate giltwork and orange leather onlays. A.e.g. The matching slipcase is likewise blue morocco with a red onlay and gilt decoration. Housed in its original velvet-lined box, lightly rubbed, with silk inside lid, at which is held 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 #30411

Price: $1,250.00

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