Life & Times of George Washington 1860 Samuel Smucker Presidential BiographyBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Life & Times of George Washington, by Samuel M. Smucker.
Published 1860, Philadelphia by J.W. Bradley.
432 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait protected by original tissue guard.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, gilt pictorial eagle w/ stars cover & spine decorations, embossed railed covers, marbled edges.
Book is over 160 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is old and not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, signs of handling but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall very attractive as an object.
A lovely example, much nicer than typical for pebble cloth bindings of this era.
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 fine mid-19th century book 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. 7 3/4" H x 5 1/2" W.