Art Journal 1876 D. Appleton 36 engraved plates fine leather book LandseerBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Visual Arts, Illustrations, Engraving).
The Art Journal for 1876.
Published 1876, New York by D. Appleton & Co.
380 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with 36 full page steel engraved plates protected by tissue guards [after F. Leighton, Landseer (10), Birket Foster, & Bougereau], marbled end papers.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, front cover cloth sun faded along edges, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting as always to plates, 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 and our best attempt to convey how this large heavy monumental antique plate book survives.
Book Measures c. 13" H x 10" W.