The Course of Time 1830 Robert Pollok Poetry Religion decorative leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Decorative Leather Bindings, Poetry).
The Course of Time, A Poem in Ten Books by Robert Pollok.
Published c. 1830's, New York by C. Wells.
248 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait and half title protected by original tissue guard, four other engraved plates. Six plates total.
A beautiful American gift binding of the era, still bright and with a most pleasing age patina. Much nicer condition than typical for books time frame and binding style.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt title lettering, large central floral cover decorations surrounded by floral rule, text and board edges gilt. Leather remains supple.
Interior slightly shaken, a few pages slightly protruding, minor small scattered spotting throughout (never severe). A couple of pages and one engraving are torn through with interesting early owners thread repairs.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6 3/4" H x 4 1/4" W.