Zoological Garden Cincinnati Ohio 1878 small illustrated souvenir album animalsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Zoological Garden, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Published 1878, Cincinnati, Ohio by the Zoological Society of Cincinnati.
12 pages. Text in English. Each panel is a single illustration. Accordion style binding format.
Appears to be quite a scarce 19th century zoo item, particularly from this location.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering & cover decorations, oblong format views, a 4 pp. descriptive text sheet mounted onto rear cover as issued.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn with some scattered staining, text block of images has separated from the binding as often seen with these types of somewhat fragile souvenir booklets, signs of handling but nothing offensive or severe, remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still 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.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this item survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books and ephemera of all types. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 3" H x 4 1/2" W.