American Fruit Book grapes apples pears 1859 S.W. Cole illustrated leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Fruits of America, Agriculture).
The American Fruit Book, by S. W. Cole.
Published 1859, New York by A.O. Moore & Co.
288 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with in-text line drawings, many showing fruit shapes in outline, etc.
Wide range of apples, pears, peaches, grapes, cherries and other small fruits are described by type, with a brief description of wine making.
Period full diced leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, contrasting gilt lettered black leather label. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, leather is supple, covers firm, nice book. Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, some light scattered spotting or old staining, nothing offensive or severe. Much nicer than typical condition for a leather book of this era.
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. 6" H x 4" W.