Willis' Poems 1845 in gorgeous ornate pictorial publishers leather Gift bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Old Books, Poetry, Leather Books, Decorative Book Bindings, Nathaniel Parker Willis].
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The Poems, Sacred, Passionate, and Humorous of Nathaniel Parker Willis.
5th Edition published 1845, New York by Clark & Austin.
331 pages. Text in English. Engraved portrait frontis and half title.
Binding "stamped" at base of rear cover by makers Colton & Jenkins.
Period publisher's decorative full leather "gift" binding, smooth spine, lovely ornate gilt spine and cover decorations, floral end papers, all edges gilt.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Interior contents display moderate, occasionally heavy, age toning and spotting. Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Much nicer than typical example of a gift binding of this era- really beautiful example, leather is supple, gilt has lovely glow.
Book measures: 9" H X 5 3/8" W.