Peep into London Juvenile Travel Book 1823 illustrated 78 woodcuts city scenesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Juvenile Books, Travel, London, City Views, Street Scenes).
City Scenes, or A Peep Into London for Children.
Published 1823, London by Darton, Harvey, & Darton.
72 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout.
Plates complete, 78 woodcuts on 36 plates (including title). Text leaves all present but several are defective with missing pieces which results in loss of some text. Some text leaves with old tape repairs.
Attractive antiquarian 1/4 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt title lettering, marbled covers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding heavily and well age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall attractive as an object. A good example of how an almost 200 year old juvenile book survives which has clearly been much handled and enjoyed by young hands.
Text block paper is age toned as typical, numerous text leaves defective or taped, engraved plates not taped or defective, internally book remains mostly 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, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive given the type of book and the intended audience of it.
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Book Measures c. 6 1/2" H x 4 3/4" W.