Philadelphia & Pennsylvania Centennial Celebration 1875 Strahan leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Americana, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Illustrated Books).
A Century After: Picturesque Glimpses of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Including Fairmount, The Wissahickon and Other Romantic Localities with the Cities and Landscapes of the States. A Pictorial Representation of Scenery, Architecture, Life, Manners, and Characters, ed. by Edward Strahan.
Published 1875, Philadelphia by Allen, Lane & Scott, and J.W. Lauderbach.
360 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with wood engravings from designs by Thomas Moran, Darley, Woodward, et. al other famous artists, many plates being full page
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, gilt pictorial cover decorations, all edges gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding age worn but still appealing, leather and joints scuffed and rubbed but still supple, some age toning/ soiling to covers, book 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. 12 1/4" H x 9 3/4" W.