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SOLD - Vintage book antique gilded RAREST First Edition Good Night and Good Morning, gorgeously illustrated poems by R M Milnes on each page

SOLD - Vintage book antique gilded RAREST First Edition Good Night and Good Morning, gorgeously illustrated poems by R M Milnes on each page

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
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NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

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There is no other book like this one.

I have been able to find two with pictures, but they are not this copy, a First Edition, and not nearly so beautiful. I hope the pictures above show the care and attention "M P" took as a scribe with the color and words done as if painted on a manuscript from the middle ages, like magic.

The whole thing is magic, really, and you won't find it anywhere else, so it lives on my etsy in isolation as the last copy available online, and maybe in the world, awaiting that person who appreciates and collects literature, poetry, detailed and illustrious works that will live on hopefully forever -- this one has lasted since 1866, after all. Taken with good care, who knows how long we'll be able to share it into the future?

I said "we'll" but I mean "you'll" because this book is absolutely yours, you just don't have it yet.

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full Title: Good Night and Good Morning
-Author: R. M. Milnes, Esq.(Richard Monckton Milnes Houghton)
-Illustrator: M.P.
-Format: Hardcover, First Edition, illustrated full-color inside on every written page and with gold detail bordering the outside green boards, with an intricately inscribed golden title on front cover, and dark shadowed impression of same on back cover.
-Condition: This book is in great, readable condition, but should also be handled carefully because it is a pure work of art. The pages inside are unripped and not brittle or frail, but they do have shadows from age on the sides that have nothing on them (the blank pages that precede the illustrated poetry pages), likely from the pages being pressed together for many years. The front cover shows tiny spots of wear on the golden border, but it still shines and there aren't many to even catch your attention. The book is surprisingly well-kept, a true treasure.
-Publisher(s): H W Warden, Jr., Journey's End, R.D. #2, Rutland, Vermont. and Am Sunday School Union, Philadelphia, 1122 Chestnut St.
-Copyright: Not stated.
-Date published: 1866
-Provenance: This book took my attention because of its size and the slimness of it. Also, I love green, and any book that glints with even a little gold grabs me immediately. I could see once I opened it (although I already knew from the AMAZING golden title on the front) that it was special, almost unreal, and when I flipped through the pages I felt I was holding something priceless, something that should be behind a glass case in a museum. I kind of was, honestly. There is no telling where it came from, so the provenance only includes me and my finding of it, which was early March 2017, in coastal Connecticut in a rare bookstore that has treasures like these for me every once in a while, but this while felt once in a lifetime. :)
-Pricing: I priced this book based on its rarity, as I cannot find it anywhere else, and the ones I can find are few and far between, with pictures of other editions, not this one, the original, beautiful, First Edition from 1866. This book is special under every circumstance, as I gush about above, and so it is worth no less than the price I've decided on, and likely worth much, much more. There truly is no other book like this one. It's astonishing, such a piece of art and literature melded in one that has survived generations and is still just as gorgeous and special. It's truly unbelievable to hold and look through and read, like manuscripts from long ago, hand-written and drawn and adorned with gold, you want to frame every page. This, my friends, is how I priced the book.
NOTE: This book has been sold but I keep it up so someone interested can find it (like you!) so that I can know to look for it specifically for them. Of course it won't be the same book but I am good at and love the hunt for books, and can likely find you another copy of that same edition or another beautiful edition of the same book. :) Don't ever hesitate to contact me on sold listings, that's why they are here!

---

There is no other book like this one.

I have been able to find two with pictures, but they are not this copy, a First Edition, and not nearly so beautiful. I hope the pictures above show the care and attention "M P" took as a scribe with the color and words done as if painted on a manuscript from the middle ages, like magic.

The whole thing is magic, really, and you won't find it anywhere else, so it lives on my etsy in isolation as the last copy available online, and maybe in the world, awaiting that person who appreciates and collects literature, poetry, detailed and illustrious works that will live on hopefully forever -- this one has lasted since 1866, after all. Taken with good care, who knows how long we'll be able to share it into the future?

I said "we'll" but I mean "you'll" because this book is absolutely yours, you just don't have it yet.

And here's the straight information you may be looking for:

-Full Title: Good Night and Good Morning
-Author: R. M. Milnes, Esq.(Richard Monckton Milnes Houghton)
-Illustrator: M.P.
-Format: Hardcover, First Edition, illustrated full-color inside on every written page and with gold detail bordering the outside green boards, with an intricately inscribed golden title on front cover, and dark shadowed impression of same on back cover.
-Condition: This book is in great, readable condition, but should also be handled carefully because it is a pure work of art. The pages inside are unripped and not brittle or frail, but they do have shadows from age on the sides that have nothing on them (the blank pages that precede the illustrated poetry pages), likely from the pages being pressed together for many years. The front cover shows tiny spots of wear on the golden border, but it still shines and there aren't many to even catch your attention. The book is surprisingly well-kept, a true treasure.
-Publisher(s): H W Warden, Jr., Journey's End, R.D. #2, Rutland, Vermont. and Am Sunday School Union, Philadelphia, 1122 Chestnut St.
-Copyright: Not stated.
-Date published: 1866
-Provenance: This book took my attention because of its size and the slimness of it. Also, I love green, and any book that glints with even a little gold grabs me immediately. I could see once I opened it (although I already knew from the AMAZING golden title on the front) that it was special, almost unreal, and when I flipped through the pages I felt I was holding something priceless, something that should be behind a glass case in a museum. I kind of was, honestly. There is no telling where it came from, so the provenance only includes me and my finding of it, which was early March 2017, in coastal Connecticut in a rare bookstore that has treasures like these for me every once in a while, but this while felt once in a lifetime. :)
-Pricing: I priced this book based on its rarity, as I cannot find it anywhere else, and the ones I can find are few and far between, with pictures of other editions, not this one, the original, beautiful, First Edition from 1866. This book is special under every circumstance, as I gush about above, and so it is worth no less than the price I've decided on, and likely worth much, much more. There truly is no other book like this one. It's astonishing, such a piece of art and literature melded in one that has survived generations and is still just as gorgeous and special. It's truly unbelievable to hold and look through and read, like manuscripts from long ago, hand-written and drawn and adorned with gold, you want to frame every page. This, my friends, is how I priced the book.

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Absolutely! I'm willing to do anything to get this book to you, but I will not write on it. If it is not in the condition you want, I know preservation techniques and will certainly oblige as best I can. You just need to let me know.
I will wrap the book any way you want. It is special and so are you, you deserve it! I will also write cards, include photographs, anything you'd like that would make this transaction more, well, you.
I won't tell you how to care for your book, but as to how they are cared for now, they are housed in two places -- some are wrapped in plastic in my main room in the part of the house that used to be a quaint B&B, lined on lovely old wooden bookshelves; others are stacked in piles or leaning on cool, creative and different bookends all round the room, and all are given care, attention, and kept away from my dog :)

Others sit in my library, in built-in authentic 1800s wooden and glass-door library shelves that line the walls in a secluded room in a historic home on the shore. With vintage, warm lamplights over the tiny marble fireplace, the library's windows catch plenty of sunlight--the books are in good homes and will arrive undamaged.
If the book comes later than expected this does not mean it was sent late. Every book is sent within 1-3 business days, unless one of the days is a Sunday, then it could be an extra day. This applies to International orders as well, but they might take longer to get to you than in-country orders. If there is a problem, please bring it up with UPS or see Etsy's policies.
I am more than willing to hunt down a specific book for you. This can take time, however, and would be a matter of personal back-and-forth on the site so you would have to keep in contact. There is no guarantee. I'm good at finding things however, and if I cannot find it to sell to you myself I will direct you to where I can find it online, if I can.

Important to note, however, that I may have it in my holdings already so it ALWAYS helps to check in with me. Listings come up continually, and it may just be waiting here to get processed and put up.
Contact me directly via the site and I will do my absolute best to help correct it. There should be no problems.
Always willing to make new friends and take on new jobs or opportunities -- this business does not stop me from working a full or part time job, and I am currently looking, so please contact me! Dempseylynch@gmail.com. I am definitely interested in talking with you and love meeting new people (especially book lovers of course).
Sure! Although the books are priced the way they are and are worth that amount based on a lot of factors (condition compared to others available online, if there are any available online or if it is the only one, age and whether it is signed or special in some way, etc.) I am always willing to hear you out as to why you think the books price is off, and work with you as best I can. I cannot guarantee the price will change, that is bad for my business, but I will listen to you. Don't be afraid to reach out. The worst that can happen is I will say no.

I put the reasons behind my pricing method for each item at the end of the listing so check that out if you're curious too :)

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