Elegant Extracts: Useful and Entertaining Passages 1801 decorative leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Elegant Extracts; or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected for the Improvement of Young Persons being Similar in Design to Elegant Extracts in Poetry.
Published 1801, London for J. Johnson, G.G. & J. Robinson...
612 pages. Text in English. Volume 1, complete unto itself, part of larger set.
Period tree leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting black leather labels.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, crease down spine where book opens to this crack, yet still remains sound and overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is toned, light scattered spotting, 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" W.