Memory's Gift 1850's decorative leather binding poetry illustrated bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Decorative Leather Binding, Gift Editions, Poetry).
Published c.1850's, New York, Leavitt & Allen.
260 pages. Text in English.Six engraved plates and beautiful chromolithographed frontis. Lacks the color gift presentation plate originally inserted by publisher prior to frontis (no doubt removed long ago by owner.
Period leather gift binding, smooth spine, elaborate gilt spine and cover decorations, gilt title lettering, all edges gilt.
A striking and visually remarkable decorative gift binding of the era.
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.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W.