Collected Poems Henry Kirke White 1848 decorative leather gift binding old bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Decorative Book Bindings, Collected Poetry, Henry Kirke White).
The Works of Henry Kirke White Containing His Life, Poems and Melancholy Hours.
Published 1848, Philadelphia by Uriah Hunt & Son.
414 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis protected by original tissue guard.
Period full leather pocket sized gift binding, smooth spine, elaborate gilt floral spine decorations, gilt title lettering, gilt pictorial cover designs, all edge and turn ins gilt.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently rubbed and age worn, joints scuffed, tips worn down, small chipping at spine ends, yet still remains bright and overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is clean, internally well preserved, some light normal toning, little staining or soiling, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still very attractive on the shelf, muchnicer than typical for bindings of this type and era. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 4 1/4" H x 3" W.