Howitt's Journal Literature & Popular Progress 1848 leather 2vol set w/ woodcutsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Howitt's Journal of Literature and Popular Progress, ed. by William and Mary Howitt.
Published 1848, London by Willian Lovett.
364, 414 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with wood engravings, some full page.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints scuffed and rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally books remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A set which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set 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. 10 1/2" H x 7" W.