Robert Burns complete works 1852 splendid American gilt leather book illustr.Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Complete Works of Robert Burns: Containing His Poems, Songs, and Correspondence. With A New Life of the Poet, and Notices, Critical and Biographical, by Allan Cunningham.
Published 1852, New York by George S. Appleton.
542 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis and half title protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated throughout.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, gilt ruled covers, all edges gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed and scuffed with small flaking spots, minor surface scuffs, leather still supple, book remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is age toned as typical, moderate spotting and soiling throughout text and plates, still 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. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W.