Seasons & Castle of Indolence 1835 James Thomson lovely gilt urn leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Seasons and Castle of Indolence, by James Thomson.
Published 1835, London by Orr and Smith.
223 pages. Text in English. Engraved half title.
Period full leather binding, gilt title lettering and large urn device stamped to both covers, 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 age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still clean, well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this charming little pocket sized early 19th century book survives.
Book Measures c. 4 3/4" H x 3 1/4" W.