Eagle Harp miniature leather book binding c.1840 decorative English PoetryBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Small pocket-sized 19th century leather bound book- near miniature size and format- American Eagle binding- Harp).
The Bouquet, or Spirit of English Poetry.
c. 1835-50, Philadelphia, Tomas T. Ash and Company. pp. 256.
Grained red morocco, decoratively stamped in blind, ornately gilt spine and covers. Central gilt eagle and Harp motifs set within corner flowers and fleur-de-lys devices. All edges gilt. Near miniature format, tiny type face
Genuinely special and wonderful mid-19th century American near-miniature leather binding, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. A very pleasing age patina to the item, impossible to recreate and very different from any modern book.
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Nicer than typical for the type of binding and era. Unique and a condition rarity thus. Very few miniature leather bindings of the era remain preserved looking like this.
Book measures: 4 3/8" H X 2 3/4" W.