zz,[1848] Parables of Our Lord ,1848,D. Appleton & Co.,New York,Paper mache,16mo (4.75"x 6.75") Very early papier mache "carved" covers, elaborately decorated to resemble gothic wood carvings. Leather spine with embossed title. Publisher's boards of papier mache and plaster, formed using a metal mold and then colored black, creating a gothic "carved wood binding." All edges gilt. McLean states of the English edition of this work that "It was . . . the first of the so-called 'papier mache' bindings, contrived to look like carved ebony." Features thirty thick, chromolithographic full page plates with illumination, miniatures, and marginal decoration reminecent of medieval manuscripts. Title page in gold and black. Marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. The Frenchont cover in near perfect with a very tiny chip on the inside upper corner, the rear board has a chip Frenchom the top edge and lower left corner. Still, the best I have seen as these covers are notorius for splitting and chipping, especially to the raised areas, where this is near fine in that regard.,Theology

[1848] Parables of Our Lord

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