Wordsworth Poetry Complete c.1880 Gorgeous tree-calf book leather bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Lansdowne Poets. The Poetical Works of Wordsworth.
London, R. & A. Suttabt. [no date, c. 1870-90]. pp. 600. Engraved author portrait frontis, numerous full page wood engravings throughout. All text set within red ruled boxes.
Beautiful 19th century tree calf leather binding.Raised band, spine richly gilt stamped compartments with floral devices and contrasting title label. Covers outlined in gilt running decorative rule, board edges gilt, turn-ins with patterning stamped in blind, marbled end papers.
Leather remains supple, gilt bright. Joints cracked, both covers still firmly and strongly attached. Small repaired chip at head of spine, easy to forgive visually given how attractive the book remains and the exceptional and pleasing age patina.
Book measures: 7 3/8" H X 5 1/4" W.