Castle of Otranto Horace Walpole Gothic Horror 1848 miniature scarce bookBrian DiMambro
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The Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole
Published 1848, London by Wm. S. Orr & Co.
155 pages. Text in English. Publisher's catalog at rear.
Publisher's near miniature cloth binding, gilt title lettering, spine & cover decorations, all edges gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding remain uncommonly clean and bright for this era, only gently age worn, spot with rubbing to gilt urn on cover, light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall very nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present are easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this charming and uncommon little book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 3 3/4" H x 2 1/2" W.