Richfield Springs, NY. Ibbotson Brothers. No date. Ca. 1880.
Booklet, unpaginated (12pp), 5 x 6 inches, hand painted wrappers (softbound) with ribbon. 2 inch triangular chip to the bottom right corner of the title page, some light soiling, otherwise good condition. Christmas Blessings a poem by Kate A. Raymond. Twelve page ribbon-bound booklet likely intended as a gift book to be sent by a woman. The holiday poem concludes: "Best benedictions so tenderly given, Blessings of earth joined with blessings of heaven, With them in this dainty volume I send, Dearest of all, the true love of a friend." Noteworthy is the booklet's cover, made from a plastic-like material, the front decorated with a hand-painted illustration in oils (a basket of lavender flowers rests on a table; a songbird is perched on the handle). Item #46560