Pursuits of Literature Satirical Poetry 1798 Thomas Mathias lovely leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Pursuits of Literature: A Satirical Poem in Four Dialogues, with Notes. [Thomas James Mathias].
Published 1798, London for T. Becket.
381 pages. Text in English. Early hand written note in book says it is the First Collected edition.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, marbled covers & end papers.
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, 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. 8 3/4" H x 5" W.