Colonel Gordon in Africa Collected Letters 1881 old leather book folding mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, Gordon, Africa, Collected Letters).
Colonel Gordon in Central Africa, 1874-1879, ed. by George Birkbeck Hill.
Published 1881 London by Thos. de La Rue & Co.
456 pages. Text in English. Frontis portrait engraving, folding facsimilie letter. Folding map at rear.
Rear cover joint is cracked and cover is loose, held by binding cords and leather at bottom. Front free marbled endpaper is detached.
Period 1/2 leather binding, smooth spine, embossed bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting leather label, marbled covers, edges, and end papers.
Book is scuffed, rubbed, spine slightly darkened, remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8 3/4" H x 6" W.