Watts Improvement of Mind for Youth 1832 Gift leather book binding rareBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Improvement of the Mind. To Which are Added a Discourse on the Education of Children and Youth; And Various Essays on Various Subjects, by Isaac Watts.
Published 1832, New York by Betts & Amstice.
396 pages. Text in English.
Period red full grained leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, elaborate floral gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering, gilt ruled covers, all edges and turn ins gilt.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Joints scuffed, hinges cracked but leather remains supple, binding is sturdy, covers firmly and well attached.
Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, largely free of age spotting. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive. A handsome volume with an excellent shelf appearance.
Rare American imprint in an early decorative publishers gift binding.
Book measures: 5 1/2" H X 3 3/8" W.