Spain Legends of Conquest 1836 Washington Irving beautiful leather book bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Classic 19th Century American literature and authors, Washington Irving, Spain, Spanish architecture and culture].
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Legends of the Conquest of Spain, by Washington Irving.
Published 1836, London by John Murray.
340 pages. Early printing in a beautiful deluxe period leather binding.
19th Century half leather, raised bands, spine richly gilt decorated and lettered with floral compartment decorations, marbled covers and end papers, top edge gilt. Binding and text remains clean tight and sound. Joints scuffed and dried with surface flaking, but covers still well attached by binding cords and hinges.
Age flaws easy to forgive or overlook, a handsome book in a markedly superior fine leather binding of the era.
Book measures: 8" H X 5" W.