Religious Souvenir leather gift book 1845 Sigourney illustrated Christian poetryBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Religious Souvenir for MDCCCXXXIX, Republished for MDCCCXLV, ed. by Mrs. L.H. Sigourney.
Published 1845, Hartford, Connecticut by S. Andrus and Son.
288 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis and half title protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated with 10 engraved plates, complete as issued.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt title lettering, embossed cover & spine decorations, all edges gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is toned, lacks front free endpapers, moderate foxing, heavier on engraved plates, 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 very nice mid-19th century publisher's gift binding survives.
Book Measures c. 6 3/4" H x 4" W.