William Mason Collected Poems w/ portrait 1805 lovely antiquarian leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, Poetry, William Mason).
Poems by William Mason.
Published 1805, London for Thomas Willis.
235 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait.
Period mottled full calf binding, smooth spine, gilt bands and compartment urn decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting black leather label, gilt ruled covers, marbled edges and end papers. Front joint ever so slightly cracked, but covers remain strongly attached, text block remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents clean and largely free of any age spotting.
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. 6 1/2" H x 4 1/4" W.