The Evergreen A Christmas New Year & Birthday Gift c. 1830's leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Evergreen. A Christmas, New Year, and Birthday Gift.
Published c. 1830's, New York by Leavitt & Allen.
252 pages. Text in English. Illustrated with 5 (of 6?) plates.
Period full leather binding, gilt title lettering & cover decorations, embossed spine & cover designs, all edges gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn but still remarkably fresh, bright and appealing, leather slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall attractive as an object. About as bright and fine an example as one could hope to encounter for this deluxe publisher's ornate gift binding.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still very 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. 7 1/2" H x 5 1/4" W.
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