Museum of Foreign Literature & Science c. 1833 Philadelphia rare book 6 issuesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Literature, Sciences, Arts).
Museum of Foreign Literature & Science.
Published c. early 1833, Philadelphia by E. Littell.
716 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontispiece and title (by William Keenan- see Stouffer).
Interesting range of topics and subjects covered, extensive detailed indexes at front and rear.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & title lettering, marbled covers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. A bound run of monthly issues from July 1833- Dec. 1833 (six issues, each with engraved frontis).
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. 9 1/4" H x 5 3/4" W.