Christian Keepsake Missionary Annual Rev. Clark 1838 decorative leather bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Christian Keepsake and Missionary Annual, ed. by Rev. John Clark.
Published 1838, Philadelphia bu William Marshall and Co.
312 pages. Text in English. Complete with 11 engraved plates (portrait frontis trimmed down and mounted long ago). Frontis portrait and half title protected by original tissue guards.
Period red leather binding, smooth spine, gilt lettering and decorations, embossed cover decorations, all edges gilt. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, leather supple. Moderate to at times heavy spotting, toning and scattered foxing.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Beautiful example of an early publishers gift annual.
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Book Measures c. 7"H x 4 1/2" W.