Life of Christ 1845 splendid decorative binding Christian book Sartain platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Scenes in the Life of the Saviour; by the Poets and Painters, edited by Rufus W. Griswold.
Published 1845, Philadelphia by Lindsay and Blakiston.
240 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with eight splendid rich engraved plates by Sartain (using a technique unique to his firm).
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, gilt& embossed spine & cover decoration, all edges gilt.
A splendid American gift binding, not to be confused with cloth versions of other variant leather versions which are not this one.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple and bright overall, remains very attractive as a mid-19th century decorative object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. 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. 9" H x 6 1/4" W.