Picturesque Rhode Island 1881 Profusely Illustrated w/ Advertising & 4 mapsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Picturesque Rhode Island. Pen and Pencil Sketches of the Scenery and History of its Cities, Towns, and Hamlets, and of Men who have made them Famous, by Wilfred H. Munro.
Published 1881, Providence, Rhode Island by J.A. & R.A. Reid.
304 pages, xii pp. Well illustrated with views. Supplement with detailed info about RI factories and manufacturers. Text in English.
Four maps including two large folding city plans. Profusion of full page advertisements throughout, often illustrated. Complete
Decoratively embossed period full grained leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt cover lettering on spines and cover. All edges gilt.
Two large folding maps both clean, one with long tear near inset tab as often seen (easily mendable with archival tape if desired).
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, largely free of age spotting, a few pages in center display tide mark from old damp staining. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Wonderful promotional book for this New England state in the very rare deluxe full leather binding, perhaps custom for the owner stamped in gilt "Riggs House". Splendid example despite any age flaws.
Book measures: 10 1/2" H X 8" W.