Thomas Gray Collected Poetry Works 1867 beautiful decorative leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray.
Published 1867, Philadelphia by E.H. Butler & Co.
120 pages. Text in English. Illustrated with 5 engraved plates (including frontis & half title).
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, slightly raised & embossed bands, gilt title lettering, gilt compartment & cover decorations, embossed cover designs, all edges gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, early owners ink name across top of engraved half title page, internally book 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. Book 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. 8" H x 5 1/2" W.