Sir Walter Scott Collected Poems 1880's decorative illustrated leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Decorative Book Bindings, Illustrated Books, Poetry, Sir Walter Scott).
The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott.
Published c. 1880's, London by Frederick Warne and Co.
654 pages. Text in English, all set within red ruled boxes. Engraved frontis portrait protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with full page wood engravings.
Period 1/2 leather binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label, marbled covers, edges, & end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather rubbed but still supple, joints and spine slightly scuffed, board tips slightly worn, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, one plate is loose with slight edge splitting/ wear, internally still 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.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W.