Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1849 Confessions Inquiring Spirit fine Pickering leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit and Some Miscellaneous Pieces, by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Published 1849, London by William Pickering.
289 pages. Second Edition.
"Stamped" binding by Zaehnsdorf bindery of London.
Period full "signed" polished leather binding, raised and gilt bands, title and author on contrasting brown and red bands, ornately gilt decorated compartments, cover gilt ruled, turn-ins gilt patterned, marbled end papers.
Light rubbing, minor scuff spots, slight bumping to corners, small thin scrape to leather on front cover, the age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive. A superior example of this title in a wonderful deluxe period binding.The book looks nicer in person than digital pics might suggest.
Binding and interior remains clean, tight, and sound. Overall a lovely antiquarian survival that retains a wonderful shelf appearance and pleasing age patina.
Book measures: 6 3/4" H X 4 1/2" W.