The 1805 Stranger in Ireland 1807 NY rare fine tree leather book travel humorBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Decorative Book Bindings, Ireland, Travel, Early modern travel Humor relating to Ireland).
My Pocket Book; or Hints for "A Ryghte Merrie and Conceitede" Tour, in Quatro. To be called "The Stranger in Ireland in 1805".
Published 1807, New-York by Ezra Sargeant.
146 pages. Text in English.
Rare early Americanimprint of this title in such a pleasing early full leather binding.
Period tree leather binding, smooth spine nicely gilt ruled and stamped with contrasting gilt title label.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, slight bowing of covers near top joint resulting in short split, covers still firmly attached, binding tight. Leather edges slightly scuffed. Overall displays a unique and quite pleasing age patina. Nice antiquarian book.
Text block paper is lightly toned, internally well preserved, minor small staining or soiling, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item 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" H x 4 1/4" W.