Birthday Chimes from Longfellow (Nimmo, Hay and Mitchell, circa 1890s) Leather Binding
Birthday Chimes from Longfellow – Consisting of nearly 600 Quotations from the Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
compiled and arranged by S. P. L.
Edinburgh: W. P. Nimmo, Hay, and Mitchell circa 1890s
The British Library dates the book as 1885, this copy likely being a later printing.
Hardback – padded leather binding with gilt title and floral device to front board, page-block with all edges gilt, floral endpapers. Portrait, 248, [249-254]pp. 4.25 x 3.5 inches approx. (118mm x 88mm).
Binding a little scuffed and scratched, lightly rubbed and worn to extremities; gift inscription in ink (usefully dated) to reverse of portrait; occasional foxing or grubby mark to pages but generally clean; just a few instances of penciled or ink crosses and underlining.
Nonetheless, a particularly well preserved example – quite lovely.