Bibliophile 1886 Wilkes Patriot fine old leather book Limited ed. extra illustratedBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
John Wilkes, Patriot. An Unfinished Biography., by William Taylor.
LIMITED EDITION of 166 numbered copies printed for subscribers, this example being No. 37. SIGNED LEATHER BINDING by P.B. Sanford of Boston.
EXTRA ILLUSTRATED with 19 engraved plates, including a fine copper engraved view of Wilkes's Isle of Wight cottage and other related portraits.
Beautiful period 3/4 morocco leather binding, spine with raised bands, compartments richly gilt ornamented, marbled boards and endpapers, t.e.g, deckled edges. Letterpress text printed in different colored inks throughout.
In VG+, clean, tight, sound condition, light scuffing to edges, but overall clean and very nice. Dark green spine leather uniformly sunned to a most pleasing uniform chocolate brown, gilt remains bright. Very nice little 19th century book printed to appeal to bibliophiles.
pp. xxiv, 62, (xii).
Book Measures: 4 7/8" H X 4 1/8" W