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A Friendly Visit to the House of Mourning | Cecil & Flavel’s Gift for Mourners

A Friendly Visit to the House of Mourning | Cecil & Flavel’s Gift for Mourners

Regular price $35.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $35.00 USD
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Possibly the best known & most desirable Victorian “consolation book,” popular gifts for the bereaved during the 19th century. They are filled with religious passages, poems, and even anecdotes offering comfort in the wake of loss. Everyone loves the blindstamped cover design on this one, featuring a weeping figure in a cemetery with willows and a broken column. The book includes two titles, “A Friendly Visit to the House of Mourning” and “A Gift for Mourners.”

This particular copy is in very rough shape, as shown in the photos: Quite a bit of damage to the spine & cloth binding. That said, this title is so frequently requested, I figured it may still please someone at a very low price. Sold as is. 

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