Young Man's Book of Prose 1836 lovely embossed leather binding book DesilverBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Gift Book, old book, 19th century publication, American publication, leather book binding].
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The Young Man's Book of Elegant Prose.
Published 1836, Philadelphia by DeSilver Thomas & Co.
320 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait. With 1839 award gift presentation award plate to front pastedown.
Period publishers embossed decorative full leather binding. Title in gilt on cover. All edges gilt.
Binding remains clean, bright and lovely, short splitting at ends of front joint. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Binding remains tight and sound. Interior contents display a uniform age patina, with some moderate scattered age spotting or foxing. Engraved frontis plate protected by original tissue guard.
A great and unique binding of the era.
Book measures: 5 1/8" H X 3" W.