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64 pages
1" x 7/8"

"An old family tradition, religiously kept because of the fame of the House it belonged to, told and retold for many generations, and only crystallized and written down at last after many centuries: there is in brief the origin of the Book of Ruth . . . . . whatever the date when it was actually written, it still preserved, evidently, all its original charm and oral naturalness and simplicity in taking on a literary form. And it still keeps for us this freshness, in every sympathetic detail, every touch of emotion, and moves us, after all these centuries, like some affecting thing of yesterday - a true tale, truly and beautifully told."

The Book of Ruth (J. M. Dent, London 1896) was the first book illustrated by William Brown Macdougall. He Illustrated eight books in his short career, all of them heavily decorated in the Aubrey Beardsley/William Morris style. This is a facsimile of a rare original copy owned by a well-known collector of Art Nouveau illustration.

The book is bound in antique cream kid leather, with paper labels on the front, back, and spine that approximate the embossed cloth cover of the original. Hand-bound by miniature book artist Pat Sweet.

Miniature Book - The Book of Ruth

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  • Materials: leather, paper, board
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