Samuel Johnson Collected Excerpts Witty Sayings & Wisdom 1853 decorative book
Samuel Johnson Collected Excerpts Witty Sayings & Wisdom 1853 decorative book Samuel Johnson Collected Excerpts Witty Sayings & Wisdom 1853 decorative book Samuel Johnson Collected Excerpts Witty Sayings & Wisdom 1853 decorative book Samuel Johnson Collected Excerpts Witty Sayings & Wisdom 1853 decorative book Samuel Johnson Collected Excerpts Witty Sayings & Wisdom 1853 decorative book Samuel Johnson Collected Excerpts Witty Sayings & Wisdom 1853 decorative book Samuel Johnson Collected Excerpts Witty Sayings & Wisdom 1853 decorative book
$ 75.00

(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Samuel Johnson, Collected Saying, Witticisms, Wisdom).

The Beauties of Johnson, Choice Selections from His Works.
Published 1853, New York by Leavitt & Allen.
160 pages. Text in English.

Offered primarily for the very appealing and uncommon gilt decorative binding.

Publisher's cloth binding, embossed & gilt 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 rubbed and age worn, front blank endpaper removed, mostly light signs of handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, book remains overall attractive as an object.

Paper is gently toned, internally still clean, tight, sound internally.

Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive. 

Please review photos for more detail showing how this charming little mid-19th century gift book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.

Book Measures c. 4 1/2" H x 3" W.

[B5255].