Sacred Scenes & Characters 1850 Darley Pictorial fantastic Leather Gift Book
Sacred Scenes & Characters 1850 Darley Pictorial fantastic Leather Gift Book Sacred Scenes & Characters 1850 Darley Pictorial fantastic Leather Gift Book Sacred Scenes & Characters 1850 Darley Pictorial fantastic Leather Gift Book Sacred Scenes & Characters 1850 Darley Pictorial fantastic Leather Gift Book Sacred Scenes & Characters 1850 Darley Pictorial fantastic Leather Gift Book Sacred Scenes & Characters 1850 Darley Pictorial fantastic Leather Gift Book Sacred Scenes & Characters 1850 Darley Pictorial fantastic Leather Gift Book Sacred Scenes & Characters 1850 Darley Pictorial fantastic Leather Gift Book Sacred Scenes & Characters 1850 Darley Pictorial fantastic Leather Gift Book Sacred Scenes & Characters 1850 Darley Pictorial fantastic Leather Gift Book
$ 375.00

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Sacred Scenes and Characters by J.T. Headley. Illustrated by Darley.
Published 1850, New York by Baker & Scribner.
228 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis & half title protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated throughout. With 1851 gift inscription.

A stunning and unusual period publisher Gift binding. Binding displays some surface scuffing, the joints are a bit flaked in spots (but still supple) with a short minor split at the head of both joints. The raised bands are also scuffed with some softening of the leather on the top one. But these age flaws blend in visually and are easy to accept or over look given how wonderful the book is as an object. We have owned and handle countless hundreds of mid-19th century publisher gift bindings over the years (thousands?), but this one really stands out to us as among the nicest types.

Attractive antiquarian full leather decorative binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations on elevated boards with central contrasting leather ovals richly gilt decorated, all edges & turn ins gilt.

Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. 

Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints a bit scuffed and 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. 

Please review photos for more detailed attempt to present this beautiful book as it survives. 

We often over-describe any flaws that many sellers would not even bother to mention since most people would overlook them as minor and unworthy of comment. Many people tell us the books they receive from us are nicer in person than they appears on the screen. We want you to be clear about what you are buying, so we take numerous photos and try to describe it openly and honestly.

Book Measures c. 9 1/4" H x 6 1/4" W.

[B7628].