Life of Columbus 1828 Washington Irving 4 vol 1st UK Ed. leather set w/ 2 mapsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Washington Irving, Christopher Columbus, Books with Maps).
Life of Columbus, by Washington Irving.
Published 1828, London by John Murray. First English Edition.
4 volumes, pp. 473, 460,413,489, 2 folding maps.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, marbled covers & end papers.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, small chip at head of vol. 2 spine, joints slightly scuffed with small spots of flaking, leather displays some surface cracking but remains supple, covers firmly attached, couple front joints slightly tender, still remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is clean, internally well preserved, tight, sound, fresh, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set 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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Books Measure c. 9" H x 6" W.