[ca. 1850] · New York
Mid-19th–century American printing: miniature Scripture readings for daily devotions. Each day's entry features four to six lines of a hymn, flanked by two Bible quotations — the latter often but not always from the same book.
The American Antiquarian Society gives the date of publication as "[not before 1847?].
Binding: Publisher's straight-grained green cloth, covers framed in blind-stamped arabesques, front cover with central gilt-stamped bouquet, spine with gilt-stamped title (and "15" at foot). All edges gilt.
Bradbury, Antique United States Miniature Books, 1690-1900, B816. Binding as above, spine and front cover a little sunned, front cover with minute dimple. Pages slightly age-toned, otherwise clean. => A solid, sturdy, pleasing example of the genre. (Inventory #: 40720)