James Montgomery Collected Poetical Works 1853 lovely decorative gift bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Decorative Book Bindings, Poetry, Collected Works, James Montgomery).
Poetical Works of James Montgomery. With a Memoir of the Author by Rev. Rufus W. Griswold.
Published 1853, Boston by Phillips, Sampson and Company.
2 volumes bound in 1. 403, 471 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis's and half titles protected by original tissue guards.
With early owners signature (perhaps contemporary with publication date?)- Leavitt Humphrey Jr., San Francisco, California.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, elaborate gilt pictorial spine & cover decorations, 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, joints cracked, spine ends slightly frayed, still remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting (especially to engraved plates), internally well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item 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. 9 7/8" H x 6 1/8" W.