Gift of Friendship 1848 decorative leather gift binding w/ engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Gift of Friendship: A Token of Remembrance for 1848.
Published 1848, Philadelphia by Henry F. Anners.
250  pages. Text in English. six steel engravings, including Frontis, protected by original tissue guards.
Period leather gift binding, elaborate gilt spine and cover decorations, gilt title lettering, all edges gilt. Interior contents clean and bright.
Book 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. Light scattered foxing, plates slightly foxed.
A lovely survival, much nicer than typical for book bindings of this era.
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Book Measures c. 6 1/2" H x 4 3/4" W.