copyright 1851 · Boston
One of two editions published in 1851 of this miniature collection of Christian thoughts, "principally intended for the benefit of private families . . . and for those who are not well able to purchase larger treatises." The volume was stereotyped by Hobart & Robbins of Boston, as was the other edition.
Provenance: Front free endpaper with pencilled inscription: "A Christmas Present from Maria to Charlie, 1862."
Binding: Publisher's pebbled rose-color cloth, front cover and spine elegantly gilt-stamped with foliate motifs, back cover blind-stamped. All edges gilt.
Faxon 738; Bradbury, Miniature Books, p. 165, no. 12; Welsh, Bibliography of Miniature Books, 6097 (for the other edition). Binding as above, front cover gilt partially oxidized (not unattractively), spine evenly sunned, minimal rubbing to extremities. Spots of mild to moderate foxing. => A treasurable "Gift. (Inventory #: 41619)