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The Tongue of Time, and Star of the States: A System of Human Nature, with the Phenomena of the Heavens and Earth, by Joseph Comstock, M.D.
1838, New York. pp. 487.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine richly gilt ruled and decoratively stamped, covers outline with decorative running pattern, cover edges gilt decorated, gilt turn-ins, marbled end papers and text block edges. Many charming near primitive folk-art style wood cut illustrations throughout. Light scattered foxing, never offensive.
A remarkable assortment of topics for the era and location (United States). A condition rarity in this binding so pleasingly preserved.
Well preserved, bright example. Leather remains supple, gilt with beautiful mellow age patina, superior example in a typical binding of the era.
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Book measures: 8 1/4" H X 5 1/2" W.