Title: Violets From Lowell (Gift Book in Original Box 1912)
Binding: Padded Boards
Book Condition: Fine in Good Box
Publisher: New York Cupples & Leon 1912
Seller ID: 0401
Oh, how I love old gift books, but when I get one in its original box I have to work to remain dignified! This one is beautiful and was clearly kept as a treasure. The theme of course is the poems of John Russell Lowell paired with that of violets. Together they are totally charming. This one was given as a Christmas gift in 1912 and is recorded as such on the reverse of the front free endpaper. The hard cover boards are a padded faux leather which is pristine, as are the book pages. The box is soiled a bit and lightly worn, but the gem inside is a beauty. Art is brightly colored and plentiful. Pages are numbered, but I counted 23 with content.