Parables of our Lord

Parables of our Lord

Date: 1846
Creator: unknown
Description: An elegant gift volume from the early Victorian era consisting of a selection of parables from the New Testament. The text is done in a calligraphic style, with ornate illuminated borders. Within many of the borders are small illustrations of the text. The text and illuminations were recreated from the originals by chromolithographs. The binding is a "papier-mâché" binding, consisting of front and back covers of deeply-molded black paper-mâché and a leather spine.
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Mite

Mite

Date: 1893
Creator: unknown
Description: The 1st printing of The Mite was produced in 1891, and was at the time the smallest book in the world printed with movable type. This 2nd printing was produced in 1893, and a third printing was done in 1896. The text, a collection of facts and information, is supplemented with various illustrations. In 1896, Salmin of Padova, Italy, printed their Galileo A Madama Christina Di Lorena, which supplanted The Mite as the smallest book in the world printed with movable type. It may still, however, be the smallest book printed in England with movable type.
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Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 3

Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 3

Date: 1883
Creator: Grove, George, Sir, 1820-1900.
Description: This is a copy of the third volume of "Dictionary of Music and Musicians," edited by Sir George Grove. This volume, published in 1883, is an encyclopedic work that contains the biographies of well-known composers as well as articles contributed by various authors on music topics, concepts and definitions starting alphabetically from: "P" (Planché, James Robinson) to "S" (the title of the Medieval rota, "Sume is icumen in"). The names of contributing authors appear in a list on pp.[v]-vii, signed "29 Bedford Street, Covent Garden, July, 1883." The titles of volumes I and II, indicate that the dictionary was issued in three volumes. However, the titles of the third and fourth volumes changed that statement to indicate that the publication of the dictionary was in four volumes.
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Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 4

Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Volume 4

Date: 1890
Creator: Grove, George, 1820-1900
Description: This is a copy of the fourth volume of "Dictionary of Music and Musicians," edited by Sir George Grove. This volume, published in 1890, is an encyclopedic work that contains the biographies of well-known composers as well as articles contributed by various authors on music topics, concepts and definitions starting alphabetically from: "S" (continuation of the article about the Medieval rota, "Sume is icumen in" that appears on vol. 3) to "Z" (starting with the singer, Zur Mühlen, Raimund von). The names of contributing authors appear in a list on pp.[vi]-xi. The titles of volumes I and II, indicate that the dictionary was issued in three volumes. However, the titles of the third and fourth volumes changed that statement to indicate that the publication of the dictionary was in four volumes.
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Tommy and Dobbin

Tommy and Dobbin

Date: [1890..1900]
Creator: unknown
Description: Set of 11 wooden blocks, hand-painted, which make up the bodies of Tommy the soldier and his horse Dobbin. Contained in wooden box with sliding lid, lid with colored illustration of the blocks and title; underside of lid with colored illustration showing 5 different ways the blocks can be arranged to make Tommy & Dobbin in different poses. Affixed to inside bottom of case is a second colored illustration showing 6 more poses.
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The kink in the engine rope.

The kink in the engine rope.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale where an apprentice printer is cautioned against following the fire engine, as it will lead to bad habits.
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An address at the grave of a Sunday-school child.

An address at the grave of a Sunday-school child.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: At the gravesite of one of their classmates, the Sunday-school teacher tells the class that Sarah Pearce will be with God, for she loved him and honored him.
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The baby is with God

The baby is with God

Date: 1827 - 1853.
Creator: unknown
Description: Text exhorting readers not to grieve over the death of the infant, for it has been received into God's arms.
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Is it worth climbing for?

Is it worth climbing for?

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Moralizing tale of how boys, men, peasants and princes all may climb over obstacles towards a goal, but are worldly goals worth the climb?
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The grocery ruined him.

The grocery ruined him.

Date: 1827 - 1853
Creator: unknown
Description: Little Robert would not heed the advice of his Sunday school teacher and avoid the men at the grocery store who kept trying to get him to drink rum. By the age of 13, Robert becomes a drunkard.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
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