Mary Howitt SIGNED 1870 children's book The Childhood of Mary LeesonBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Childhood of Mary Leeson, by Mary Howitt.
Published c. 1870, London by Gall & Inglis.
160 pages. Text in English. Color lithographed frontispiece.
Publisher's gift cloth binding, ornate gilt spine decorations and title lettering, embossed and gilt cover designs, all edges gilt. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, largely free of age spotting.
Author's inscription to original owner, April 1877 on free endpaper.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6 5/8" H x 4 1/4" W.