Thomas Chatterton English Poet Collected Works 1842 lovely 2 volume leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Poetry, English Poems, Thomas Chatterton).
The Poetical Works of Thomas Chatterton, with Notices of His Life, History of the Rowley Controversy, A Selection of His Letters, and Notes Critical and Explanatory.
Published 1842, Cambridge for W.P. Grant.
2 volumes. 723 pages. Text in English.
Attractive antiquarian full leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, covers gilt ruled in double ruled outlines with patterned blind rules inside, marbled edges & end papers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding rubbed, scuffed and gently age worn but still appealing, lacks most of the spine title labels, leather and joints slightly scuffed in spots, but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally set remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/4" H x 5" W.