Floral Gems. A Gift for all Seasons. Vol. IX
1850. New York: Burdick and Scovill, n.d. [1854-57?].
8vo, pagination inconsistent, 12 colored and 11 uncolored plates and several pages of sheet music. Blue cloth once elaborately stamped in gilt but now dulled and darkened, board edges worn, title page foxed and stained, pages with toning, scattered foxing and occasional underlining in pencil. Good.
§ An American gift book comprising prose, poetry, music, and plates. Amid sentimental stories and moral reflections, the whimsical collection includes accounts of the Crystal Palace in New York, Japan, Napoleon in exile, and the lives of the Prophet Muhammad and of Muhammad Ali of Egypt. Several of the stories conclude "to be continued." Item #124760