Collected Poems by Eminent Writers 1775 period London leather book engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Books, English Books, Poetry Collections).
A Collection of Poems in Four Volumes by Several Hands.
Published 1775, London for G. Pearch. (American Revolutionary era).
316 pages plus index. Text in English. Vol. II only, part of a larger 4v set, but the contents of this book complete unto themselves. Book is complete standing alone.
Well engraved title page, engraved pastoral image chapter heading, ornamental rules used throughout.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, (really nice) marbled end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding well age worn but still appealing, leather and joints dried, scuffed, spine well chipped, lacking title labels, REAR COVER DETACHED, leather rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
An unsophisticated survival of an inherently fragile 250 year old object. An excellent example of how a mid-18th century book which has been well read and handled appears 250 years after it was created. Binding, paper, metal letter press and engraved images all carefully hand done by skilled artisans of the time.
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. 7 1/2" H x 4 3/4" W.