Beautiful Illustrated books 1870-80 Dragons leather bindings lot x 3 decorative
Beautiful Illustrated books 1870-80 Dragons leather bindings lot x 3 decorative Beautiful Illustrated books 1870-80 Dragons leather bindings lot x 3 decorative Beautiful Illustrated books 1870-80 Dragons leather bindings lot x 3 decorative
$ 650.00

Ornate & Beautiful 19th century Leather Bindings- Publishers Full Embossed Leather, gilt lettered, decoratively stamped. Elaborate, fancy, premium bindings of the 1870-1880's era in American book shops. Rare thus.

All are complete, clean and well preserved examples. Short video captures condition much better than words. Please watch prior to purchase to ensure a clear understanding of the lot. 

All examples survive with a beautiful age patina. Minor age flaws, light scuffing, tiny issues, overall exceedingly pleasing examples. Exceptional lot, beautiful antiquarian books. Much nicer lot than typical for the type of binding and era.

The Song of the Sower, by William Cullen Bryant.
1871, New York, D. Appleton & Company. Embossed and Gilt stamped ornate binding, raised bands, gilt devices in compartments, all edges gilt. 42 wood engraved large images, each with interleaved blank tissue paper guards.

Tuscan Cities, by William D. Howells.
1886, Boston, Ticknor and Company. Splendid richly decorative and deeply embossed  dragon binding. all edges gilt. Richly illustrated throughout, many plates full page.

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. Splendid ornately embossed full morocco leather binding. Beautiful interior decorative gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt.  Several beautiful steel engraved plates inserted throughout, each with tissue guard.

Smallest book measures: 9" H X 7" W.
Largest book measures: 10" H X 7 1/8" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 3 5/8".

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