Miniature Manuscript Book PEARLS OF WISDOM by E Helene Sherman 1965

$875.00

Ink on paper, bound in a heavy paper wrapper, not in “illuminated cloth boards” as stated in Bradbury. Frontispiece and title page hand-lettered in gilt and two shades of red. A green ribbon ties the folded text block to the wrapper. Housed in a hand-fashioned balsa wood box, sized to fit. The miniature bookplate of Raymond A. Smith is inside the lid of the box. The signed hand-binding is the work of Robert E. Massmann. Bradbury states, “About 50 copies.” A selection of pearls of wisdom from Cervantes, Emerson, John Masefield, Confucius, James Russell Lowell, L. Johnson, J. M. Barrie, Michelangelo and John Ruskin was “executed with exquisite calligraphy and breathtaking illumination” in Massmann’s words.

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Sherman, E. Helene (1908 – 1996). Pearls of Wisdom. [Watertown, Massachusetts]: 1965. Miniature manuscript book (2 7/8 in x 2 1/8 in). Unpaginated. [3 blank pages; 14 hand-illuminated pages; 3 blank pages] Ink on paper, bound in a heavy paper wrapper, not in “illuminated cloth boards” as stated in Bradbury. Frontispiece and title page hand-lettered in gilt and two shades of red. A green ribbon ties the folded text block to the wrapper. Housed in a hand-fashioned balsa wood box, sized to fit. The miniature bookplate of Raymond A. Smith is inside the lid of the box. The signed hand-binding is the work of Robert E. Massmann. Bradbury states, “About 50 copies.” A selection of pearls of wisdom from Cervantes, Emerson, John Masefield, Confucius, James Russell Lowell, L. Johnson, J. M. Barrie, Michelangelo and John Ruskin was “executed with exquisite calligraphy and breathtaking illumination” in Massmann’s words.  Fine.  See Bradbury, Twentieth Century United States Miniature Books, p. 277. See also: Robert E. Massmann’s article on Sherman in The Newsletter of the International Miniature Books Society 1985.

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Author

Sherman, E, Helene

Title

Pearls of Wisdom