American Poems Emerson Whitman Poe poetry c. 1870's lovely decorative bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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American Poems: A Collection of Representative Verse, with Short Biographical Notices of the Most Celebrated American Authors.
Published c. 1880, London by Ward, Lock & Co.
512 pages. Text in English.
Includes numerous contributions from Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, R.W. Emerson, Whittier, Lowell, Bret Harte and many more.
Publisher's decorative cloth binding, gilt bands & compartment decorations, embossed title lettering.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, rubbed, gilt still bright, signs of handling but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is uniformly age toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this rare book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books and ephemera of all types. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 7 1/4" H x 5" W.