The Swan and Her Crew Adventures of Sportsmen 1880 Davies lovely leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Swan and Her Crew, or the Adventures of Three Young Naturalists and Sportsmen on the Roads and Rivers of Norfolk, by G. Christopher Davies.
Published 1880, London by Frederick Warne and Co.
294 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontispiece protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with charming small wood natural history related engravings.
Period deluxe full leather prize gift binding, raised bands, elaborate gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label, marbled edges and end papers. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, joints and spine ends rubbed, leather title label slightly chipped. Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, largely free of age spotting.
Book remains quite attractive and nicely preserved- not perfect but rather pleasing.
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. 7 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W.