Amherst College History 1821-1871 W.S. Tyler 1873 fine leather book illustratedBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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History of Amherst College During Its First Half Century: 1821-1871. By W.S. Tyler.
Published 1873, Springfield, Massachusetts by Clark W. Bryan and Company.
671 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontispiece. Illustrated throughout with numerous steel and wood engraved plates protected by original tissue guards.
Period 1/2 leather bindings, raised bands, embossed compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting leather labels, marbled edges and end papers.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, yet still remains overall tight, clean, sound and attractive as an object. Minimally ex-libris, with blind stamps and other small markings.
Text block paper is clean, internally well preserved, scattered small minor staining or soiling, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item 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. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/4" W.