Death of Abel 1825 Gessner rare American embossed special leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Death of Abel in Five Books, from the German of Mr. Gessner.
Published 1825, Hartford by Silus Andrus.
139 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis and half title by O. Pelton.
In a very nice and unusual period full leather binding, both covers embossed in blind with large squares set as diamond shapes within rules and outline pattern.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands and compartment decorations, gilt title, embossed and gilt ruled covers. Binding remains tight, and sound. Interior engravings well damp stained as seen, paper age toned
Book remains well preserved and very attractive on the shelf. It displays a beautiful age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 5 1/4" H x 2 7/8" W.