German Course in English 1891 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 1891, New York by Chautauqua Press.
328 pages. Text in English.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound although the top corner leather is well scuffed and slightly surface damaged as is the fore edge of the bottom corner leather.
Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, clean and largely free of age spotting.
Binding stamped by Stikeman of Boston. Excellent early custom bookplate of Walter E. Malley.
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.