1879 Sublime illustrated Catholic Prayer Book, Key to Heaven,
Astounding binding and gauffered edges with clasp
Size: 5.25" x 4" x 1.75"
Publisher: Benziger Brothers, New York
PRISTINE - EXCELLENT and DAILY USABLE condition
The Key to Heaven. A Manuel of
Prayer for the use of the Faithful.
NY/ Cincinnati/Chicago: Benziger Bros., 1879.
Extremely rare American Catholic prayer book. An exquisitely bound
example, this piece is bound in raised and embossed gilt adorned
leather, as shown, with a central cross design; a working brass
swing clasp and brass board edges, topped off with beautiful gilt to
the page edges, gauffered with a stamped design, truly an eye
catcher. The covers exhibit minimal wear, overall in fantastic
shape. Illustrated with many scenes, borders, plates and figures
throughout. Unmarked. Pocket sized.
PRISTINE - EXCELLENT and DAILY USABLE condition. Binding is
in an exquisite preserved and antiquarian quality restored condition and it can be read
(with care) without any problems. Pages clean and bright, all bound, multiple
full-page (color) engravings. Beautiful gold covers, gauffered edges and