Swiss Letters & Alpine Poems 1882 Havergal 12 color view plates leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Swiss Letters and Alpine Poems, by Frances Ridley Havergal.
Published 1882, London by James Nisbet & Co.
356 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with 12 fine chromolithographed (color) plates. Includes original cloth cover bound at rear.
1/2 leather binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, marbled covers & end papers, 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 well scuffed with some surface abrasions, 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 attractive 19th century color plate book survives.
Book Measures c. 8 1/8" H x 5 7/8" W.