Odes of Anacreon 1820 Thomas Moore 2 vol. leather set beautiful bindingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Odes of Anacreon, by Thomas Moore.
Published 1820, London for James Carpenter.
2 Volumes. 175, 143 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait in vol. 1, plus one other engraved plate.
Period full leather bindings, smooth spines, gilt bands and compartment decorations, gilt title lettering. Unique bindings, with hand marbled paper on the covers to create a lovely effect, possibly as issued (?). Bindings remain clean, tight, and sound, corners and edges corn with some scuffing. Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, largely free of age spotting.
Set 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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Books Measure c. 6 1/2" H x 4" W.