The Moss House 1823 Strickland illustrated juvenile book gift leather bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Books for Children, Illustrated Book).
The Moss-House: A Tale in Which Many of the Works of Nature are Rendered a Source of Amusement to Children.
Published 1822 (23?), London by William Darton. [Text by Agnes Strickland].
163 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with five engraved plates, 6 pp. publishers catalogue at rear, ending at 168 (printers error). First Edition.
Gorgeous publishers decorative embossed leather gift binding, smooth spine, gilt title lettering, decoratively embossed spine and cover decorations, all edges gilt. Text block shaken, several signatures slightly protruding. Plates age spotted.
Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, with some light scattered spotting throughout, plates toned or age spotted.
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.
Still a lovely survival, much nicer physical object than typical for similar gift leather bindings of this era.
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Book Measures c. 5 3/4" H x 3 3/4" W.