Poets & Poetry of Ireland c.1880's Foley gorgeous illustrated leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Illustrated Books, Poetry, Irish Poetry).
The Poets and Poetry of Ireland, by Rev. Foley.
Published c. 1880's.
501, 322 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with 30 lovely full page engravings.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, slightly raised bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, embossed cover designs, all edges with decorated turn ins gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Appears to be lacking a title page although engraved frontis plates are present and the book is beautifully preserved overall.
Binding gently age worn but still remarkably fresh, clean, 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. 11 1/2" H x 8 3/4" W. A large oversized heavy book.