Decorated Metal Casket c 1900
16" x 1" x 16"
Six books in the Midget Series including the rare Tourist's Guide, are housed in an interesting pewter box, which is carved with a dragon on the lid and birds in flight on the sides. The volumes fit tightly and are uniformly bound in flexible leather with titles in gilt, within a circle on the spine and yellow edges. There is also the original red leather bound magnifying glass. They are
Witty Humorous and Merry thoughts; Golden Thoughts From Great Authors; English Dictionary: Burns Poems; English Scotch and Irish Songs; The Tourist's Conversational
Guide in English, French, German and Italian. All books fine. Pewter box is also in fine shape but
This set is uncommon. Casket has age wear/tarnishing: books are FINE
Sold by a collector in a public auction at Bonhams, 9th November 2022.