Miniature Manuscript Book PEARLS OF WISDOM by E Helene Sherman 1965

$850.00

Sherman, E. Helene (1908 – 1996). Pearls of Wisdom. [Watertown, Massachusetts]: 1965. Miniature manuscript book (2 7/8 in x 2 ¼ in). Unpaginated. [3 blank pages; 14 hand-illuminated pages; 3 blank pages] Ink on paper, bound in heavy paper wrapper, not in vellum as stated in Bradbury. A selection of pearls of wisdom from Cervantes, Emerson, John Masefield, Confucius, James Russell Lowell, L. Johnson, J. M. Barrie, Michelangelo and John Ruskin.

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Sherman, E. Helene (1908 – 1996). Pearls of Wisdom. [Watertown, Massachusetts]: 1965. Miniature manuscript book (2 7/8 in x 2 ¼ in). Unpaginated. [3 blank pages; 14 hand-illuminated pages; 3 blank pages] Ink on paper, bound in heavy paper wrapper, not in vellum 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. See: Robert C. Bradbury, Twentieth Century United States Miniature Books, with Bibliographic Descriptions of Each Book Arranged by Publisher. No. 2736. A selection of pearls of wisdom from Cervantes, Emerson, John Masefield, Confucius, James Russell Lowell, L. Johnson, J. M. Barrie, Michelangelo and John Ruskin.  Fine.

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