Biographical Dictionary 1825 attractive leather book engraved miniature portraitsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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A Universal Biographical Dictionary, from a compilation of Lempriere, Jones, Watkins, and Allan.
Published 1825, New York.
442 pages. Engraved frontis with 20 tiny portraits.
Period full mottled calf binding, smooth spine nicely gilt stamped and lettered. Joints worn and scuffed although binding remains sound, tight and still attractive. Some surface cracking to leather spine with a couple old repairs, contents well age toned but mostly clean, one leaf with old ink spots. Old institutional bookplate to front pastedown.
Book measures: 7 1/8" H X 4 1/2" W.