Life James Milnor 1848 NY St. George's Church rector rare gilt leather gift bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Old Books, Decorative Leather Binding, Biography, Memoir, James Milnor].
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A Memoir of the Life of James Milnor, D. D. Late Rector of St. George's Church, New York, by the Rev. John S. Stone, D.D.
Published 1848, New York by the American Tract Society.
646 pages. Text in English. Frontis engraving.
Period deluxe full morocco leather decorative American gift binding, rich and ornate gilt compartments, title in gilt on spine, lovely gilt ruled and floral gilt decorations on covers. Image of St. George's Church in gilt on covers.
All edges and turn-ins gilt patterned. Some age toning & discoloration on laminated end papers as is common for this era and type of binding/ paper. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Binding remains tight and sound, small scuffing along joints and corners, small minor age spots, etc. Interior contents clean and largely free of spotting or foxing.
Beautiful antiquarian survival that retains a wonderful shelf appearance.
Book measures: 9 1/4" H X 6 1/8" W.