Heirlooms in Miniatures 1898 Anne Wharton fine illustrated red gilt leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Art History, Miniature Painting, Portraits, Heirloom Miniatures).
Heirlooms in Miniatures, by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton, with a Chapters on Miniature Painting by Emily Drayton Taylor.
Published 1898, Philadelphia & London by J.B. Lippincott Company.
259 pages. Text in English. Color frontis, heavily illustrated throughout w/ b&w plates.
Beautiful late 19th century American 1/2 leather binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations, marbled covers & end papers, deckled edges, top edge gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed with small scuff spots but still supple, tips of covers bumped, remains overall very attractive as an object. Gilt is bright, book is clean, tight, nice.
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. 8 1/2" H x 5 1/4" W.