Greenock Scotland Souvenir Plate Book 1901 leather book 32 views Limited to 500Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Leather Books, Illustrated Books, British Isles, United Kingdom, Scotland, Greenock, Plate Books).
Views and Reminiscences of Old Greenock.
Published 1901, Greenock, Scotland by James McKelvie and Sons.
XX plates. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout w/ 32 full page views. Frontispiece protected by original tissue guard. Comes with a supplemental loose prospectus advertisement for the work.
A scarce 19th century folio pictorial work. Limited to 500 copies.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, raised bands & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, gilt ruled covers, all edges gilt, marbled end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Includes advertisement produced by the publisher advertising the publication of the book.
Binding age worn but still appealing, leather and joints scuffed and rubbed with a couple long abrasions to covers, leather still supple, front joint cracked but covers still tight and firmly held, 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. 14" H x 10 1/2" W. A very heavy book.