Boston History & Antiquities 1856 Drake New England History book panoramic viewsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Americana, New England, Massachusetts, Boston, Illustrated Books).
The History and Antiquities of Boston, the Capital of Massachusetts and Metropolis of New England, from its Settlement in 1630, to the Year 1770. Also, An Introductory History of the Discovery and Settlement of New England, by Samuel G. Drake.
Published 1856, Boston by Luther Stevens.
840 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with 15 finely engraved portrait plates & 3 oblong folding panoramic birds-eye views (plus one single page), one city plan.
Monumental antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, embossed compartment decorations, marbled covers & end papers.
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. 10 1/2" H x 7 1/4" W.