Christmas Stories & Little Dorrit 1876 Charles Dickens illustrated leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Christmas Stories, by Charles Dickens. Illustrated by E.A. Abbey.
Published 1876, New York by Harper & Brothers.
293 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with wood engraved plates.
Little Dorrit, by Charles Dickens. Illustrated by J. Mahoney.
Published 1873, New York by Harper & Brothers.
354 pages. Text in English. Wood engraved frontis protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated throughout. Publisher's catalog at rear,
Period 1/2 leather binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting black leather label, marbled covers, edges & end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some mostly light minor signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently rubbed and age worn, minor surface scuffs to a few spots, leather still supple, covers firmly attached and tight as issued, remains overall clean and attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still clean, well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book 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. 10" H x 7 1/4" W.