Item #28916 Pastor's Wedding Gift. William M. Thayer.
Pastor's Wedding Gift
Pastor's Wedding Gift

Pastor's Wedding Gift

Boston, [Massachusetts] and Cleveland, Ohio: John P. Jewett & Company and Jewett Proctor & Worthington 1854. First Edition. [12], [13]-111,[1-blank] pages. 8vo. Publisher's original cream blind stamped cloth boards with gilt spine decorations and gilt embossed decorations front and rear. All edges gilt. Covers now soiled with spine sunned, corners bumped and extremities lightly worn. Gift inscription on front flyleaf: "Mr & Mrs. ? Green. San Francisco, Cal. From their affectionate friends E. & E. B. Dowde? Sherborn, Mass Jan 1855 God Bless You". The book was published with a printed Marriage Certificate with blanks that could be filled in. This one has been filled out certifying that Mr. Albert Green and Miss Mary Pratt were united in Marriage "by me, according to the Laws of the State of California at San Francisco March 6th, 1855, and signed Wm. C. Pond." Good. Cloth. [28916]

"Stereotyped by Hobart & Robbins, New England Type and Stereotype Foundry, Boston."--verso of title page. Frontispiece signed: Smith-Pierson sc.

The book's contents include the Pastor's address to the Bridal Pair, Duties of the Conjugal Relation, Dedication of the Bridal Home, and Last Workds with the Bridal Pair followed by a poetry section. The author Thayer notes this book was created to fill a void in the bookstores for guidance given to the newlyweds on their new status.

We include a printout snippet from the Sacramento Daily Union, Vol 8, #1235, 9 March 1855 with the Marriage announcement of the couple.

A wedding gift from days gone by.

Price: $75.00

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