Miniature book 1824 Poetry Collins red gilt leather engraved portrait charmingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Poetry, William Collins, Decorative Leather Bindings, near Miniature Books].
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The Poetical Works of William Collins.
Published 1824, London by Jones & Co.
56 pages. Engraved portrait frontis & pictorial frontis.
Period full red leather binding, raised bands, compartments richly gilt decorated, covers gilt ruled with patterns and stamped in blind. Turn ins and all edges gilt.
Binding remains tight and sound., top corners worn down, joints scuffed, still a pleasing looking example. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Wonderful near-miniature antiquarian book with a microscopic typeface.
Book measures: 3 3/4" H X 2 1/4" W.