Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Thomas Gray Poetry 1845 decorative bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Elegy Written in A Country Church-Yard, by Thomas Gray. Woodcut engravings by E.S. Gilbert.
Published 1845, Philadelphia by John W. Moore.
33 pages. Text in English. Complete with 33 woodcut engravings, all attributed to the engraver in a list at front.
Fantastic period American decorative leather gift binding.
Period leather binding, smooth spine, elaborate floral gilt spine and cover decorations, all edges gilt. Early owner's bookplate at front.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf, joints scuffed, small chip at spine base and repair to leather, corners bumped and worn.
Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive visually.
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Book Measures c. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W.