Goethe Female Characters 1880's lovely leather book w/ 22 albumen photographsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Female Characters of Goethe From the Original Drawings of William Kaulbach. With Explanatory Text by G.H. Lewes.
Published c. 1880's-90's, New York by Stroefer & Kirchner.
131 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with 22 albumen photographs, each tipped onto a card stock paper leaf outlined in red rules.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt title lettering, embossed spine & cover decorations, decorative gilt patterned turn-ins, all edges gilt.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, joints scuffed with tiny flaking, edges worn, text block slightly askew within binding, still remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is clean, internally well preserved, little staining or soiling, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W.