Century Illustrated 1885 leather book Monthly Magazine May - OctBrian DiMambro
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The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine. Vol. XXX.- 6 months.
Published May to October, 1885, New York by the Century Co.
974 pages. Text in English. Well illustrated throughout.
All six issues contain contributions by Henry James. Contents pics reveal the broad range of topics which includes Florence, Italy, New Orleans, extensive coverage of the Civil War, Henry Clay, etc.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering.
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. 9 3/4" H x 7" W.