Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1850 Collected Poems decorative Leather book w platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Illustrations by D. Huntington.
Published 1850, Philadelphia by Henry Baird.
415 pages. Text in English. Publisher's catalog at rear. Complete with 11 engravings protected by original tissue guards.
Period full leather decorative publishers gift binding, raised bands, elaborate gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering, gilt ruled and decorated covers, all edges gilt.
Both joints completely cracked, covers weakened but both still well attached. Text block remains tight and sound with moderate to at times heavy age foxing.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive when the book is sitting on a shelf.
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Book Measures c. 9 1/4" H x 6 1/4" W.