If I opened up a book and saw these cute miniatures, I'd just die. ;)
info (from the auction site):
"Important Auction of Miniature Decorative Arts from The Old Salem Toy Museum, October 30, 2010"
TWO EXTREMELY RARE NEEDLEWORK INSTRUCTION BOOKS WITH SAMPLES FROM THE FEMALE MODEL SCHOOL, KILDARE PLACE, DUBLIN, IRELAND, 1833-37.
Comprising "A Concise Account of the Mode of Instructing in Needle-Work... " printed by Thomas I. White, Dublin, 1833, and "Specimens of Needle-Work Executed in the Female Model School..." printed by George Folds, the cover inscribed "Sarah Darby 1837" and including cloth samples of sewing, darning, embroidery, knitting, and miniature clothing. Each in marbleized covers, largest 9 ¼ x 6 inches. (One illustrated)
Provenance: Witney Antiques, Oxon, England.
Auction link: http://northeastauctions.com/search/detail.php?l=317&a=OldSalem2010