Victorian 1880 Longfellow Birthday Book dated 1880. 398 pages, plus an index to birthday listings. Printed by Houghton Mifflin Company, The Riverside Press Cambridge, Boston and New York.
Book is arranged by Charlotte Fiske Bates. Board covers in a maroon color, with lettering and branches of grapes in gold. An attractive cover.
Pages are arranged for ample room to record birthdays. A nice way to remember family and friends, even practical today, as then. Poems are on the opposite page from the dates. Two dates on a page Beautiful engravings, or woodblock prints, are scattered throughout the book. Each of the black and white engravings are separated from the page with tissue.
This book has been in one family from the 1880's, handed down from one generation to the next. Alas, there was no one left who was interested.
Condition: It has been used and handle. Some splitting to the spline but still intact. No loose pages that I found. Some small spots to the cover.
Size of the book is 3-3/4" wide x 6" long. Thickness is 1-5/8"
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