Mark Akenside Collected Poetry 1814 pocket leather book decorative bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Poetry, Decorative Book Bindings, Mark Akenside).
The Poetical Works of Mark Akenside.
Published 1814, London, Suttaby, Evance & Fox.
239 pages. Text in English. Splendid engraved frontis & half title.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label, gilt and blind ruled covers, marbled edges & end papers.
Truly lovely ornate morocco binding of this era.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Early custom owners book plate.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 5" H x 3" W.