2 vols., 48vo, unpaginated. Contemporary pebble-grain dark purple morocco, boards bordered with a double blind rule, spines divided by blind rules and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, housed in the original purple roan vertical slipcase with tabbed lid. A touch of rubbing to volumes, the slipcase rubbed at edges and with silk pulls lost from lid and interior, small stain to front endpapers of vol. 2. Gift inscription to front flyleaves: ‘Frederic Maurice Simmonds, a present from his dear Mama. July 25th 1857.
A plain but attractively bound pair of miniature devotional volumes (printed with the OUP's 'Diamond' type), unusually preserving the original slipcase.