Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell 1948 illustrated Joan Hassall leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, Elizabeth Gaskell, Literature).
Cranford, by Elizabeth Gaskell.
Published 1948, London by George G. Harrap & Co.
255  pages. Text in English. Contains 23 illustrations.
1/4 leather binding, slightly raised bands, embossed bands, gilt title lettering, floral end papers. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, old spotting to cloth covers, some uniform sunning of spine leather to a mellow light brown.
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. 8 3/4" H x 5 3/4" W.