Vintage Jane Eyre Book from 1886 - One  of my very favorite books of all time!

Vintage Jane Eyre Book from 1886

Vintage Jane Eyre Book from 1886 - One of my very favorite books of all time!

The Poetical Works of Robert Browning with Portraits.  BROWNING, Robert (1812-1889).

The Poetical Works of Robert Browning with Portraits. BROWNING, Robert (1812-1889).

The small size of this psalm book is typical of Scandinavian Lutheran texts. The colored bookbinding, however, is quite unusual. The binding probably dates from the rule of King Frederic V of Denmark, between 1746 and 1766. The tooling depicts two cherubs crowning Frederic at the top, with rampant lions and the king’s monogram below. The small silver clasps are delicate and finely wrought. Typical of the era, the silversmith did not use a hallmark, and the artist’s identity is not known.

The small size of this psalm book is typical of Scandinavian Lutheran texts. The colored bookbinding, however, is quite unusual. The binding probably dates from the rule of King Frederic V of Denmark, between 1746 and 1766. The tooling depicts two cherubs crowning Frederic at the top, with rampant lions and the king’s monogram below. The small silver clasps are delicate and finely wrought. Typical of the era, the silversmith did not use a hallmark, and the artist’s identity is not known.

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