Library of Poetry & Song 1871 William Cullen Bryant illustrated decorative book
Library of Poetry & Song 1871 William Cullen Bryant illustrated decorative book Library of Poetry & Song 1871 William Cullen Bryant illustrated decorative book Library of Poetry & Song 1871 William Cullen Bryant illustrated decorative book Library of Poetry & Song 1871 William Cullen Bryant illustrated decorative book Library of Poetry & Song 1871 William Cullen Bryant illustrated decorative book Library of Poetry & Song 1871 William Cullen Bryant illustrated decorative book Library of Poetry & Song 1871 William Cullen Bryant illustrated decorative book Library of Poetry & Song 1871 William Cullen Bryant illustrated decorative book
$ 150.00

(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Decorative Book Bindings, Poetry, Song Lyrics, Illustrated Books).

A Library of Poetry and Song: Being Choice Selections from the Best Poets, by William Cullen Bryant.
Published 1871, New York by J.B. Ford and Company.
789 [790] pages. Text in English. Steel engraved frontis portrait protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated throughout. Vast assortment of authors.

Publisher's decorative cloth binding, gilt title lettering, embossed floral spine decorations, gilt floral cover designs, all edges gilt.

Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.

Binding gently age worn, small minor chipping at spine ends, gilt remains bright, cloth clean, light signs of handling but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall attractive as an object.

A lovely superior example of this thick heavy gift book.

Paper is gently 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. 

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. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W.

[B4289].