Wreath of Beauty Female Fashion Portraits 1864 illustrated leather gift bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Illustrated Books, Female Fashion, Portraits, Biographies).
The Wreath of Beauty, edited by John R.G. Hassard.
Published 1864, New York by D. Appleton & Company.
336 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with 16 finely engraved plates. Large heavy monumental book.
Attractive antiquarian leather gift binding, raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations & cover decorations, all edges & turn ins gilt, marbled end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly scuffed and rubbed but still supple, rear cover with a short surface scrape near edge, binding sturdy, covers strongly attached, 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. 11 1/4" H x 8" W.