English Bijou Almanac for 1840.

Lover Esq., Samuel (illus.)

London: Schloss, Albert, (1839). 64pp. "Poetically illustrated" by S. Lover, Esq., with portraits of the Duchess of Sutherland, Anna Maria Hall, the novelist, W.C. MacReady, an actor, Martin Archer Shee, a painter, Thomas Moore, the poet, and Fanny Persiani. All are eulogized in verse by Samuel Lover (1797-1868), the song-writer, novelist and painter, and a friend of Charles Dickens. Spielmann notes that these tiny almanacs were "a fashionable and by no means cheap present for the Ladies of the Court and similar high-placed personalities." Bound in blue wrappers with gilt lyre and horn to both covers. Held in slipcase with identical decoration. Book shows some rubbing to extremities, slipcase more so plus tiny split along one corner, else a very good copy. A.e.g. (Spielmann 448; Bondy pp. 42, 165; Bromer/Edison, pp. 94-97; Welsh 2659). (3/4 by 9/16; 20x15mm). Item #32771

Price: $550.00

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