Waldenses 1838 Beattie & Bartlett leather book w/ 72 engraved views & mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Waldenses, or Protestant Valleys of Piedmont, Dauphiny, and the Ban de la Roche, by William Beattie, M.D.
Published 1838, London by George Virtue.
216 pages. Text in English. Illustrations including engraved frontis and half title protected by original tissue guards. Total of 72 full page engraved plates and a folding map.
Period 1/2 leather binding, slightly raised bands, gilt bands and title lettering, marbled end papers.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, with some light to at times moderate scattered spotting. Images remain mostly clean and pleasing. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Early owner's inscription: R.P. Mallory, No. 96 Washington Street, Boston (he signed twice- on blank tissue guard and at the top of the front paste down). Richard P. Mallory of Boston was a talented artist/engraver of mid 19th century American scenes.
The artist of this fine item sold by this bookseller: A Panoramic Scene from Bunker Hill Monument.
Book measures: 11 1/4" H X 9" W.