History of Rasselas Prince of Abyssinia c. 1845 Samuel Johnson pocket sized bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Literature, English Lit., Samuel Johnson).
The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia: A Tale by Samuel Johnson.
"Miniature Classical Library" series.
Published c. 1845, New York by D. Appleton & Company.
172 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis protected by original tissue guards. Publisher's catalog at front & rear.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering & spine decorations, embossed cover designs, all edges gilt.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, cloth slightly rubbed with some fading along the edges, tiny fraying at spine ends, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book 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. 4 1/2" H x 2 3/4" W.