Illustrated Art Magazine 1853 hundreds of wood engravings 4 vol set fine booksBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Illustrated Magazine of Art, Containing Selections from the Various Departments. Containing Selections from the Various Departments of Painting, Sculpture, Architecture, History, Biography, Art-Industry, Manufactures, Scientific Inventions and Discoveries, Local and Domestic Scenes, Ornamental Works, etc.
Published 1853, New York by Alexander Montgomery.
2 volumes, each c. 375 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with countless wood engraved images, many full page.
Publisher's decorative cloth bindings, gilt title lettering, gilt spine & cover decorations, embossed boards, all edges gilt.
Four volumes bound into two thick large heavy books.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, light rubbing, some minor scuffing or bet corners, signs of handling but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall sound, nice and attractive as a mid-19th century set.
Paper is gently toned, internally still clean, 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.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this item survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books and ephemera of all types. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 11 1/2" H x 8" W.