Art Treasures of England 1876 huge leather book 100+ fine engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Art Treasures of England. The Master-Pieces of the Best English, Irish, and Scottish Painters and Sculptors, Represented by Over One Hundred Fine Steel Engravings with Biographical and Descriptive Text. Edited by J. Vernon Whitaker.
Published 1876, Philadelphia by Gebbie & Barrie, Publishers.
c. 350 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout. Profusion of over 100 steel engraved plates protected by original tissue guards.
Attractive monumental antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, embossed compartment decorations, cloth covers, all edges gilt
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. A thick, heavy, monumental plate book.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, couple short thin repaired surface scrapes to cloth and leather, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, 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. 13 1/2" H x 11" W.