Oliver Goldsmith Works 1835 Washington Irving editor Leather gift book embossedBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Old Books, Oliver Goldsmith, Decorative publisher's Leather Gift book Binding American Publications, 18th century poetry].
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, With an Account of His Life and Writings, ed. by Washington Irving.
Published 1835, Philadelphia by J. Crissy.
527 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait w/ original tissue guard.
Lovely period gift red leather binding, ornate gilt compartments and ruled covers, title in gilt on spine, beautiful embossed central cover designs. All edges and turn ins gilt. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Front hinge cracking and scuffed, but covers firmly attached, binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Moderate spotting or foxing throughout interior.
Wonderful antiquarian survival that retains a beautiful shelf appearance.
Book measures: 8 3/4" H X 5 3/4" W.