London, South Kensington
10 March 2000
A Travelling Library of Moral and Devotional Precepts, contained in 24 board slipcases, lettered from A to Z (the letter 'G' replaced recently), and containing 521 cards containing manuscript proverbs, biblical quotations, pious phrases etc., [Germany, late eighteenth century], cards 31 x 25mm., slipcases 35 x 27mm., set into an 8° binding of contemporary green morocco gilt, hinged at inside of upper joint, clasps and one (of 2) clasp-holders (binding slightly rubbed).
A FINE EXAMPLE of a late 18th-century devotional travelling library. Provenance: Juditha von Brunn (presentation inscription from 'L', dated 20 December 1793 [but later]).
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