American Gift Book binding leather c.1855-60 Philopoena decorative w/ 6 engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
The Philopoena: a Gift for All Seasons.
no date (c.1855-60), New York, Leavitt & Allen. pp.264.
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Beautiful mid-19th century publishers full leather gift book binding.
Ornately gilt decorated spine, covers ornately and intricately gilt decorated. All edges gilt, engraved frontis and color litho half title, four further engraved plates (total of six).
Sound, clean, tight example. Joints and board edges rubbed and scuffed, spine uniformly worn and age faded, the gilt subdued but still largely intact and well visible. Spine ends a little chipped, engraved plates clean with original tissue guards.
Overall gilt and leather are bright and appealing, great shelf appearance, a lovely antiquarian book. Any age flaws or condition issues easy to forgive or overlook.
Book measures: 7 5/8" H X 5 1/2" W.