Italy Tourist Fiesole Naples Genoa 1833 Roscoe leather book 24 engraved platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Illustrated Books, Travel, Tourism, Italy).
The Tourist in Italy by Thomas Roscoe. Illustrated from Drawings, by J.D. Harding.
Published 1833, London by Jennings and Chaplin.
284 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis and half title protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with 24 engraved plates total. Note that there are several works with this same title but different views.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt title lettering, embossed cover decorations, all edges gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. With 1834 owners inscription to front free end paper, early custom engraved armorial book plate to paste down.
Binding gently age worn but still remarkably well preserved and very appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed with tiny scuff spots but still supple, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. Plates all remain spotless. 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" H x 5" W.