1879 Sublime illustrated Catholic Prayer Book, Key to Heaven, Astounding binding and gauffered edges with clasp - Antique Family Bibles and Early English Bibles

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    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
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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 clasp.
A PRISTINE and VERY RARE Catholic prayer book
 
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