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- In a nod to earlier times, this 19th-century English binding of brown goatskin is edged in brass and includes a brass clasp. An inscription inside the book reads: "Carrie Wilkie the gift of her dear Mother on completing her 18th year." The woman pictured in the miniature is possibly Carrie Wilkie's mother. Underneath the clasp you can see that the edges of the text have been covered with gold leaf. This book was bound in Oxford or London by James Hayday (1796-1872) who first appears in the London directories in 1825 as Hayday & Boyer.
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