William Cullen Bryant Poetical Works 1882 lovely decorative leather book bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Decorative Leather Bindings, Poetry, William Cullen Bryant).
Poetical Works of William Cullen Bryant.
Published 1882, New York by D. Appleton & Company.
362 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait protected by original tissue guard.
Period full leather binding, slightly raised bands, embossed compartment decorations, gilt title lettering, embossed cover designs, all edges & turn ins gilt, marbled covers.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, small minor surface scuffing. Much nicer than typical for deluxe publisher leather bindings of this era.
Text block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
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. 8" H x 5 1/4" W.