William Shakespeare Dramatic Works 1851 lovely full leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Shakespeare, Plays).
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, Accurately Printed from the Text of the Corrected Copies, with a Copious Glossary.
Published 1851, Philadelphia by Lippincott, Grambo & Co.
878 pages. Text in English.
Period full leather binding, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, embossed & gilt ruled covers, marbled edges.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper displays some moderate scattered age staining, various spotting and gently toned, 7 leaves in the middle display some heavy old damp staining, one page has the blank margins at the top and bottom inexplicably torn away, internally still well preserved, tight, sound. Still a nice book to browse through and looks very nice on the shelf.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 5 1/4" W.