Life of Mrs. Godolphin 1848 John Evelyn leather book beautiful bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Life of Mrs. Godolphin, by John Evelyn.
Published 1848, London by William Pickering. Third Ed.
285 pages. Text in English. Engraved portrait frontis. Family trees at rear.
Lovely old 1/2 leather binding (likely newer than the imprint date), raised bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label, marbled covers and end papers. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, largely free of age spotting or toning.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7" H x 4 3/4" W.