French Course in English 1890 William Cleaver Wilkinson Stikeman leather bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Classic German Course in English, by William Cleaver Wilkinson.
Published 1890, New York by Chautauqua Press.
328 pages. Text in English.
Binding stamped by Stikeman of Boston. Excellent early custom bookplate of Walter E. Malley.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers, top edges gilt. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, small minor scratching to leather in spots, but leather remains supple. Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, largely free of age spotting.
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. 7 1/2" H x 5 3/8" W.