American Almanac & Repository of Knowledge 1856 lovely leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Americana, Almanacs).
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1856.
Published 1855, Boston by Crosby, Nichols and Company.
376 pages. Text in English. Publisher's catalog at rear.
A detailed compendium of information about America and the states at this mid-19th century date, just prior to the Civil War.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & title lettering, marbled covers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly 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 in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W.