Title: Tom Thumb Calendar, Diary and Proverb Book ...
Publisher: Bryce, David & Son. Glasgow.
Publication Date: 1892
Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
13, [399, unnumbered] printed pages. Engraved woodcut frontispiece of Tom Thumb in his carriage. A short sketch of the life of Tom Thumb by "J.I.". A Proverb & a noteworthy event for each day. A calendar and some accounting pages at the end. Printed at the University Press, Glasgow. Bondy describes this book as of particular interest in his chapter on David Bryce publications. Some very mild foxing on the first few leaves. Rounded corners. Original black endpapers. All edges gilt over red. Just the 23rd December filled with the contemporary pencil inscription "Buried Leo, bird". 42 x 57mm. Original chocolate calf with gilt lettering, "The Tom Thumb Calendar Diary and Proverb Book" in a circular lay-out on the spine and "The Tom Thumb Calendar and Diary" on the front cover. Extremely mild , if any, signs of handling. Bondy, 105-6. Garbett, 15. Welsh, 6779 (just refers to a single copy). OCLC number, 63073880. WorldCat locates 3 copies worldwide (British Library, Pierpont Morgan and Indiana University). Garbett notes an 1893 copy in red leather at the Mitchell Library. This is an early Bryce miniature volume, in very good condition, that seldom appears for sale. Seller Inventory # 5417