Remains Henry Kirke White 1813 Robert Southey leather prize book T.B MacaulayBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Remains of Henry Kirke White of Nottingham, with an Account of his Life, by Robert Southey.
Published 1813, London by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown.
376, 316 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait and half title.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label, marbled covers.
June 1813 Prize book inscription to a 13 year old T.B. Macaulay, who would grow up the famous British Historian and Politician. Shows he was a stand-out student in his youth. wonderful and fascinating association copy.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding lightly age worn, front joint scuffed and slightly cracked, cover still firmly attached but slightly shaken, yet still remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is clean, internally well preserved, little staining or soiling, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8" H x 5 1/2" W.