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Two tiny vintage books, 1800s stories Angel Lily and Happy Heaven, tales of the trials and wonders of life, family & the quest for happiness

Two tiny vintage books, 1800s stories Angel Lily and Happy Heaven, tales of the trials and wonders of life, family & the quest for happiness

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
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There are no other books like these two.

Little books of this size that are filled with actual words and are readable are hard to come by, and even in my research into the AM Tract Society publishers I only came up with regular sized books, so you know these were special even among the catalog of the publishing company itself. The pair are not only cute but full and thoughtful novels you can carry in your palm, with pages you can turn with your pinky finger and illustrated frontispieces that call to another time when vintage and antique books were new and carefully collected and treasured.

The fact that these have lasted as books the size of quarters is remarkable, and that the stories have not been reprinted or were printed in the past anywhere else makes them all the more special.

Angel Lily is the tale of a young girl on her deathbed and how she and the people around her experience the ending of her mortal life and the beginning of her afterlife. It makes you think, and you love Lily and her optimism even in the darkest of times. Happy Heaven is a story about good and evil, and I'll leave it at that, but know that it is equally thought provoking.

These are keepsakes, they are unique and so rare they stand alone, antiques and singular treasures you won't find anywhere else, two tiny literary wonders that cannot and will never be replicated.

If you see them in person, and I hope I got this across in my pictures, you'll know instantly their importance as historical pieces and books alike, and all the more dear for their size, as if they were printed for a mouse. :)

And here are the straight details you may be looking for:

-Full titles: Angel Lily and Happy Heaven
-Authors: Unstated
-Format: Tiny little genuine leather books in green engraved with gold titles and little trace designs bordering the covers, illustrated black and white frontispieces, the size of quarters
-Condition: Be careful! You can read these and love them and look through them of course but there are a few places where pages could come out, so you need to be delicate, which is understandable with anything small :)
-Publisher: American Tract Society (AM Tract Society Publishers Co)
-Copyright: Unstated
-Date Published: Unstated, research indicates mid 1800s
-Provenance: These I found in one of my usual book haunts in Connecticut just before I moved further away, so it was the last time I was there and it's been many weeks and I'm still buzzing about these two. They are unsigned and there is no provenance information I could gather anywhere, but that makes them all the more mysterious and intriguing and unique I think. This was September 2017 :)
-Pricing: I priced these based on a lot of factors but the main one being how special and rare little tiny readable antique books like this are, since I couldn't research any information on the original authors and their worth that way, and couldn't find these books anywhere to base my number off of.
There are no other books like these two.

Little books of this size that are filled with actual words and are readable are hard to come by, and even in my research into the AM Tract Society publishers I only came up with regular sized books, so you know these were special even among the catalog of the publishing company itself. The pair are not only cute but full and thoughtful novels you can carry in your palm, with pages you can turn with your pinky finger and illustrated frontispieces that call to another time when vintage and antique books were new and carefully collected and treasured.

The fact that these have lasted as books the size of quarters is remarkable, and that the stories have not been reprinted or were printed in the past anywhere else makes them all the more special.

Angel Lily is the tale of a young girl on her deathbed and how she and the people around her experience the ending of her mortal life and the beginning of her afterlife. It makes you think, and you love Lily and her optimism even in the darkest of times. Happy Heaven is a story about good and evil, and I'll leave it at that, but know that it is equally thought provoking.

These are keepsakes, they are unique and so rare they stand alone, antiques and singular treasures you won't find anywhere else, two tiny literary wonders that cannot and will never be replicated.

If you see them in person, and I hope I got this across in my pictures, you'll know instantly their importance as historical pieces and books alike, and all the more dear for their size, as if they were printed for a mouse. :)

And here are the straight details you may be looking for:

-Full titles: Angel Lily and Happy Heaven
-Authors: Unstated
-Format: Tiny little genuine leather books in green engraved with gold titles and little trace designs bordering the covers, illustrated black and white frontispieces, the size of quarters
-Condition: Be careful! You can read these and love them and look through them of course but there are a few places where pages could come out, so you need to be delicate, which is understandable with anything small :)
-Publisher: American Tract Society (AM Tract Society Publishers Co)
-Copyright: Unstated
-Date Published: Unstated, research indicates mid 1800s
-Provenance: These I found in one of my usual book haunts in Connecticut just before I moved further away, so it was the last time I was there and it's been many weeks and I'm still buzzing about these two. They are unsigned and there is no provenance information I could gather anywhere, but that makes them all the more mysterious and intriguing and unique I think. This was September 2017 :)
-Pricing: I priced these based on a lot of factors but the main one being how special and rare little tiny readable antique books like this are, since I couldn't research any information on the original authors and their worth that way, and couldn't find these books anywhere to base my number off of.

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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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