Lady of the Lake 1810 Sir Walter Scott decorative embossed leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Poetry, Sir Walter Scott).
The Lady of the Lake: A Poem, by Walter Scott.
Published 1810, Philadelphia by Edward Earle.
307 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait protected by original tissue guard.
Very nice pocket sized publisher's binding of this early 19th century era.
Period full grained leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands with pictorial compartment stamp, gilt title lettering & ruled covers, 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, covers rubbed, joints scuffed, but leather still supple, covers firmly and strongly attached, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is toned with scattered age spotting throughout, frontis very toned, internally well preserved, tight and 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.
Book Measures c. 5 1/4" H x 3" W.