Gift of Love Token of Affection Poetry c. 1860's decorative leather gift bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Gift of Love: A Token of Affection.
Published c. 1860's, New York by Leavitt and Allen.
266 pages. Text in English. Illustrated with 8 plates total, six steel engravings and two lovely chromolithographed plates.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt spine & cover decorations, gilt title lettering, all edges gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding age worn along joints, edges and top of spine but still visually appealing, leather and joints scuffed, spine head darkened with chipping at ends, leather still supple, covers well attached, overall 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 1/2" H x 5 1/4" W.