Rasselas Prince of Abyssinia 1862 Samuel Johnson boy & dog gilt spine bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, by Samuel Johnson.
Published 1862. New York by Robert Carter & Brothers.
208 pages. Text in English.
Published in America during the Civil War.
Publisher's gilt pictorial pebble cloth binding, spine decorated including a boy playing with his dog, embossed and blind ruled cover designs.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently rubbed and age worn, light fading to cloth, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light age spotting, lacks front blank endpaper, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this mid-19th century American imprint survives.
Book Measures c. 6 1/4" H x 4 1/4" W.