Gift deluxe 1845 decorative leather book Thomas Campbell Complete Works PoemsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Literature, Poetry, Thomas Campbell, Illustrated Books).
The Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell, Complete: With a Memoir of the Author by Washington Irving and Remarks Upon His Writings by Lord Jeffrey.
Published 1845, Philadelphia by Lea and Blanchard.
434 pages. Text in English. Illustrated with steel engraved portrait frontis and several full page wood engraved plates.
Splendid and very attractive mid-19th century antiquarian leather binding, gilt title lettering, gilt spine & cover decorations, all edges gilts.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints scuffed and rubbed but still supple, minor short closed split to head of rear joint, remains overall very attractive as a publishers deluxe gift binding.
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. 9" H x 5 1/2" W.