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A lovely Victorian antique poetry gift book entitled "Lead Kindly Light", by J. H. Newman and published in Boston by De Wolfe, Fiske & Co. It was designed and printed by The Hayes Lithographing Company of Buffalo, N.Y.

This little book contains 24 back to back illuminated, coated pages. Text is gilded and done in fancy script. There are 8 full color chromo illustrations of flowers, berries, birds, angels, and a snowy winter grist mill scene. Four illustrations bear the facsimile signature of C. Klein. This is a small gift book having padded covers. It measures 7" x 5-1/2".

John Henry Newman (1801 - 1890) was a Catholic theologian and cardinal; a well known important religious academic and priest in the history of England. He was also a renowned literary figure and penned the words of this poetic hymn while on on an orange boat en route to Marseilles from Palermo.

Condition: Booklet is complete with no missing or loose pages. Penciled on the inside cover is a Christmas gifting notation dated 1907. Covers show wear notably to the spine and edges. There is typical shelf wear with a couple of spots to back cover. Binding is compromised and book opens flat at cover and first page showing the binding material. Interior is clean and presents well. There are no unpleasant tobacco related or mildew caused odors. Please view and enlarge all photos as they are an integral part of the description.


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Victorian Gift Book, Lead Kindly Light by J. H. Newman. Catherine Klein Chromos Birds, Flowers, Angels.


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  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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