Poetry Poets American 1871 leather book Moral Religion engravings beautiful rareBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Ornate and beautiful 19th century American Victorian leather bound poetry book.
Moral and Religious Quotations from the Poets, Topically Arranged: Comprising Choice Selections from Six Hundred Authors, Compiled by Rev. William Rice, A.M. 1871, New York, Carlton & Lanahan. pp. 338.
Publishers full grained leather, ornately stamped in blind with Victorian-era patterning and decorations, gilt lettered spine with two raised bands.
Beautiful interior decorative harp gilt patterned turn-ins, marbled end papers, all edges gilt. Several beautiful steel engraved plates throughout, each with tissue guard.
Elaborate and fancy premium American publisher's gift binding of the 1870-1880's era, sold primarily if not exclusively in American book shops. Rare condition survival thus.
A complete, fresh looking, clean and well preserved example. Book survives with a beautiful age patina that makes it unique and one of a kind.
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Minor age flaws, light scuffing, tiny issues, overall fresh and exceedingly pleasing example.
An exceptional binding, much nicer than typical, a beautiful one-of-a-kind antiquarian book.
Book measures: 10 1/8" H X 7 1/4" W.