Plain or Ringlets c 1860's Smith Surtees w/ Leech hand color plates leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Plain or Ringlets? by Robert Smith Surtees.
Published c. 1860's, London by Bradbury, Agnew & Co.
398 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout, including 12 steel engraved plates with original hand color, plus other full page b&w plates.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, top edge gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, spine title labels scuffed, 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 1/2" H x 6" W.