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1870’s Cloth –covered Book with Bird Drawing

1870’s Cloth –covered Book with Bird Drawing

1870’s Cloth –covered Book with Bird Drawing

1870’s Cloth –covered Book with Bird Drawing

1870’s Cloth –covered Book with Bird Drawing

1870’s Cloth –covered Book with Bird Drawing

1870’s Cloth –covered Book with Bird Drawing

1870’s Cloth –covered Book with Bird Drawing


This is one of those finds that makes one’s heart beat just a little faster every time you look at it.

Just the brown calico fabric covering alone is enough to consider it a prized find, but open the book and on the very first page is an absolutely charming collage of die-cut leaves and ferns.  In the center it is signed “Miss Amanda Dietrich”.  At the bottom of the collage, it says simply “Nothing but Leaves”(See photo). What a wonderful frontispiece to an otherwise mundane Swinton’s Primer entitled “First Lessons in Our Country’s History”.

As if that was not enough of a gift, an additional prize awaits on the final page.  Namely: a very well executed pencil drawing of a bird and vine and banner, dated “Feb 4, 1880” and signed “Amanda S. Dietrich” within said banner.  “Amanda S. Dietrich” again graces the bottom right corner of the drawing (see photo).

What more can I say?  It was a very good day, to say the least, when I found this piece out in Lancaster County, PA.  Had to keep it for a while but am now passing it on to be cherished by another.

Price: SOLD


The items featured here are a small sampling of our inventory. If you are looking for a particular item, it may be in the shop so don't hesitate to contact me. Also, do check the photos under the "Shop & Shows" feature page, as you may spot an item in one of them that speaks to your collecting sensibility.

Also, don't hesitate to ask for more photos of a piece..Or ask as many questions as you like about it.


Terms and Conditions of Sale:

Personal checks, money orders, cashiers checks. Personal checks require a 7 business day bank clearance period. Unless prior arrangements have been made, payment must be received within 7 days or item will be re-offered for sale.

I guarantee all items to be as described. I try to be as thorough and meticulous in my descriptions as possible, and will gladly send additional photos as well as answer any questions about a piece in order to avoid return of merchandise.

In the event there is a discrepancy with respect to an item's representation, I must be notified within 48 hours of receipt of the piece. Upon notification, and my approval, the item must be returned within 7 days in the condition it was received in order to receive a refund less shipping and insurance.

Taxes:
Pennsylvania residents must pay 6% sales tax unless they possess a valid resale number.

Shipping and Handling:
Purchaser is responsible for all shipping, handling and insurance costs. I ship via the best and lowest priced carrier for the piece. Pickup of items at The Black Angus in Adamstown, Pennsylvania is a possibility depending on circumstances.

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