Wanderer of Switzerland 1808 James Montgomery rare pocket leather poetry bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Poetry, 19th Century Books, James Montgomery).
The Wanderer of Switzerland and Other Poems, by James Montgomery.
Published 1808, Albany, New York by R. Packard.
95 pages. Text in English.
Period 1/2 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & title lettering, marbled covers. Early owner's bookplate on reverse of title page. Text block slightly shaken, one gathering sprung. Text block still remains tight and sound.
Book opens to title page, then skips to page 23 where the text of the story begins. Curious in that the book appears to fit the binding as issued, so a mystery to us what has occurred.
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. 5 1/4" H x 3 1/8" W.