A Forest Hymn Nature Poem 1860 William Cullen Bryant Illustrated leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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A Forest Hymn by William Cullen Bryant.
Published 1860, New York by W.A. Townsend & Co.
32 pages. Text in English. Engraved half title. Illustrated throughout, all leaves printed on one side only (recto).
Attractive antiquarian publisher's full gift leather binding, raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering, all edges & turn ins gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Former library book, perforated stamp to title page, rubber stamp to dedication leaf, , slight evidence of former pocket on rear paste down, otherwise attractive as a binding.
Binding age worn but still appealing, leather and joints scuffed and rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is still in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9 1/2" H x 7" W.