Loves Heroines of the Poets 1861 Stoddard gorgeous leather book 12 engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Illustrated Books, Poetry Collection).
The Loves and Heroines of the Poets. Ed. by Richard Henry Stoddard.
Published 1861, New York by Derby & Jackson.
480 pages. Text in English. Well illustrated throughout with 12 lovely engraved plates of beautiful young women protected by original tissue guards.
Beautiful period full leather binding, raised bands, gilt lettering, intricate floral vine embossed compartment and cover decorations, beveled boards, all edges gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, small minor nick spots or scuffing, remains overall attractive as an object. Beautiful looking book.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, 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 and our best attempt to convey how this monumental mid-19th century book survives.
Book Measures c. 11" H x 8" W.