Moss Rose Poetry Collection 1850's decorative leather binding gift editionBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Gift Editions, Decorative Leather Bindings, Poetry, 19th Century Books).
The Moss Rose, ed. by Alfred A. Phillips.
Published c. 1850's, New York by Nafis & Cornish.
311 pages. Text in English. 9 full page engraved illustrations, hand color half title engraving.
Period gift leather binding, ornate pictorial gilt stamped binding, all edges gilt, numerous steel engravings and a hand color floral plate.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf, small chipping at spine ends, lacks front free end paper. 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" W.