Happy Miniature Monday!
This will make all you bookbinders out there shiver with fear! Here we have two copies of The Offering, published in 1852 by J. Buffum. The text consists of verses by various authors on flowers. These books should be nearly identical except…one of the covers is reversed! Such a simple yet drastic mistake. We have numerous other miniatures from J. Buffum, all very similar. I imagine these books were printed quickly and in large quantities, hence more room for error. In my opinion, the mistake makes it more interesting. Enjoy!
The Offering. Boston: J. Buffum, 1852. The Charlotte Smith Miniatures Collection.
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