Thomas Moore Collected Poetical Works 1854 engravings gorgeous leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Moore, Complete in One Volume.
Published 1854, New York by D. Appleton & Company.
747 pages. Text in English. Frontis portrait & half title protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated with a total of ten lovely steel engraved plates.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, embossed compartment decorations & ruled covers, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers.
Book is almost 170 years old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather slightly rubbed but still supple, joints scuffed, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, 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. 9 3/4" H x 6 1/2" W.