The Mother at Home Principles of Maternal Duty 1833 John Abbott leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Mother at Home; Or The Principles of Maternal Duty, Familiarly Illustrated, by John S. C. Abbott.
Published 1833, Boston, by Crocker and Brewster.
164 pages. Text in English. Engraved half title protected by original tissue guard.
Period full leather binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, gilt ruled cover decorations, original owner's name in gilt on front cover: Francis McD. Burr.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Well preserved and appealing book of this era in an uncommon period binding. Leather is supple, gilt bright.
Text block displays a pleasing age patina, light to moderate age spotting throughout.
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. 7 1/4" H x 4 7/8" W.