The Mysterious Island: Abandoned... Jules Verne 1876
metal book cover
~Beautiful Old Book - love the silver embossed cover~
L.M. Budgen, Episodes of Insect Life (1879)
This manuscript is an illuminated Dutch Psalter-Hours, a manuscript containing the 150 Psalms, alongside a full Book of Hours, and is written in the vernacular. The manuscript is highly interesting not only for its textual content, but also for its visual contents-gorgeous full-page miniatures, painted initials, and sensitive and often humorous penwork.
Ups and Downs of a Donkey’s Life c. late 1880s
The Mysterious Island - Jules Verne
Thomas A. Kempis. Opera, Nuremburg, 1494. Folger Shakespeare Library. This volume is one of a very few existing examples of a chain binding. It still retains the remnant of the hand-wrought chain that secured it to the shelf.