Hemans Poetical Works 1839 near miniature Leather Book w/ engravings giltBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Small pocket-sized 19th century leather bound book- near miniature size and format).
Wonderful period publishers leather binding, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Pleasing age patina to the item, impossible to recreate and very different from any modern book.
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Nicer than typical for the type of binding and era.
The Poetical Works of Mrs. Hemans.
1839, Philadelphia, Henry F. Anners. pp. 193. Engraved frontis to both works by J.W. Steel.
Full period publishers calf, smooth spine with gilt floral design and title, covers in simple outline gilt ruled boxes.Two miniature steel engraved frontis's, near microscopic size type face.
Spine gilt bright, leather supple, nice age patina and well preserved binding. Slight surface rubbing, base of front joint splitting but cover remains firmly attached. Light scattered spotting, overall tight and sound book.
Book measures: 4" H X 3" W.