El Gringo New Mexico Culture & History 1857 Davis leather ethnography book
El Gringo New Mexico Culture & History 1857 Davis leather ethnography book El Gringo New Mexico Culture & History 1857 Davis leather ethnography book El Gringo New Mexico Culture & History 1857 Davis leather ethnography book El Gringo New Mexico Culture & History 1857 Davis leather ethnography book El Gringo New Mexico Culture & History 1857 Davis leather ethnography book El Gringo New Mexico Culture & History 1857 Davis leather ethnography book El Gringo New Mexico Culture & History 1857 Davis leather ethnography book El Gringo New Mexico Culture & History 1857 Davis leather ethnography book El Gringo New Mexico Culture & History 1857 Davis leather ethnography book El Gringo New Mexico Culture & History 1857 Davis leather ethnography book El Gringo New Mexico Culture & History 1857 Davis leather ethnography book El Gringo New Mexico Culture & History 1857 Davis leather ethnography book El Gringo New Mexico Culture & History 1857 Davis leather ethnography book
$ 150.00

(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Americana, New Mexico, Ethnography).

El Gringo, or New Mexico and Her People, by W.W. H. Davis.
Published 1857, New York by Harper & Brothers.
432 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with 12 (of 13) wood engraved plates (lacking the frontis).

One of the earliest and best 19th century narratives describing New Mexico.

Attractive old antiquarian 1/4 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & title lettering, 

Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. 

Binding age worn but still appealing, leather and joints scuffed 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. 7 5/8" H x 5" W.

[B5949].

Howes, U.S.-iana, D139.

Graff, 1021.

Wagner-Camp, 289.