Literary Souvenir 1838 Collected Poems Illustrations fine embossed leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Literary Souvenir, A Christmas and New Year's Present for MDCCCXXXVIII, ed. by Wm. E. Burton.
Published 1838, Philadelphia by E.L. Carety & A. Hart.
212 pages. Text in English. 14 of 16 engraved illustrations, most protected by original tissue guards.
Period gift leather binding, embossed spine and cover decorations, gilt title lettering, all edges gilt. Text block slightly shaken. Interior contents display moderate to heavy age toning and spotting throughout.
Of interest primarily for the wonderful pre-1850 American embossed binding.
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. 8 1/4" H x 5 1/2" W.