Familiar Studies of Men & Books 1920 Robert Louis Stevenson lovely leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Leather Book Bindings, Fiction & Literature, Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island, Black Arrow).
"Virginibus Puerisque" and Other Papers; Memories and Portraits; Familiar Studies of Men and Books, by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Published 1920, New York by Charles Scribner's Sons.
629 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontispiece.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised & gilt bands, gilt ruled compartments, gilt title lettering, top edge gilt.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound.
Leather remains supple although joints are a bit dried with small flaking along them, corners of covers bumped and frayed.
Still sound and very attractive 100 year old version of these classic tales.
Text block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
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.
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Book Measures c. 8 1/4" H x 6 7/8" W.