Alexander Pope Poetical Works 1880's gorgeous book lovely decorative bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Decorative Books Bindings, Illustrated Books, Poetry, Alexander Pope).
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, With Life.
Published c. 1880's-90's, Edinburgh & London by Gall & Ingalls.
496 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis & half title. Illustrated with 6 engraved plates.
Publisher's decorative cloth binding, gilt title lettering, embossed cover & spine decorations, decorative leather cover label.
Book is over 120 years old and shows some light signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn but still remarkably bright and clean, minor signs of age but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, two pages with lower corner creases, foxing to engravings, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still remarkably bright, clean and attractive on the shelf, much nicer than typical for similar books of this era. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this item survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books and ephemera of all types. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 5" W.