No publisher. 1905.
Unique calligraphic manuscript, apparently unpublished. (9.6 x 6.3 inches). Hand written manuscript in black ink with red initial letters and gold and blue decorations throughout. Title and first word on the first text page are also written in gold. Twenty fine hand made paper leaves (made by O. W. Paper & Arts Co. Ltd, and with their watermark) with untrimmed edges, sixteen with written text, bound in full white vellum binding with three red ties through both boards. Neat inscription (C. M. S from J. F. S, Christmas. AD 1907) on front blank leaf. A beautiful item. ----- Mary Elizabeth Shipley was a prolific author in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, of mainly religious novels including:- Little Helpers 1876, Legend of St. Christopher 1877, Bernard Hamilton: Curate of Stowe 1880, Palm Branches 1890, A Desolate Shore 1884, Cousin Deborah's Whim. 3 vols. 1878, An English Church History For Children 1905. among many others.