Philadelphia, Nd(ca.1895): Bible House Museum. Small Quarto. Item #028403
xiv, 17-320 pages. Previous owner was Lillian Sarah Gutermuth who received this as a gift from her mother on Christmas Day when she was aged 9 in 1895 (see ancestry.com). The brilliant gold cover has images that allude to Alice in Wonderland but in reality the book was a popular book on world history and new discoveries with over 150 illustrations. An uncommon book with OCLC showing only two copies. A special edition with decorative leaf for presentation, bound in gold cloth lettered in black, lettered and decorated in black, spine lettering black, covers gold has rubbed in spots, wear to corners and spine ends, piece torn away on page 147 affecting only two lines of text.