Front: Polished, high relief carved design of a rose, a lily of the valley, leaves, and a three-part linked chain (Odd Fellows symbol); all set atop an unpolished, rough surface with a wavy line at its border; polished border around that.
Back: Polished surface, undecorated except for a deeply incised joint line.
Spine: Polished surface; leaves on front of book extend onto spine; four raised single bands.
Foredge: Coved and polished.
Extraordinary carving by a master. Possibly used in Odd Fellows’ ceremonies. Book numbers 110, 111, 112, and 114 were purchased as a group and discounted accordingly, hence the “approx.” purchase price.
- Dateca. 1890
- MediumMarble, white with slight grey veining
- Dimensions (inches)7 15/16 x 5 7/8 x 4 1/8