(9.6 x 6.3 inches) Original full flexible vellum covers, with crimson interwoven red silk ties. An attractive manuscript fully written out in caligraph by John Franklin Shipley from a manuscript by noted author, Mary Elizabeth Shipley, in black ink with red initial letters and heightened gold and blue decorations throughout, "In the year of our LORD. 1905," [written on title page]. Title and first word on the first text page are also written in gold. Twenty fine handmade paper leaves (made by O. W. Paper & Arts Co. Ltd, and with their watermark) with untrimmed edges, sixteen with written text. A PRESENTATION COPY FROM THE ARTIST: "C. M. S from J. F. S, Christmas. AD 1907," written in fountain pen on front blank leaf. Occasional light foxing to vellum, else near fine. A very attractive and pleasing work.
Price: $1,750.00 Item #4854