Knickerbocker 1857 New York Monthly Illustrated Magazine leather book gaufferedBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Knickerbocker, Or, New-York Monthly Magazine. Volume 1.
Published 1857, New York by Samuel Hueston. First six monthly issues, July-Dec. (no covers or ads bound in as typical).
644 pages. Text in English. Four engraved frontis portraits, protected by original tissue guard.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, hand decorated "gauffered" edges.
Book is over 160 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently uniformly 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. 9" H x 5 3/4" W.