American 1863 Civil War era leather book by T.B. Read 1776 Alleghanies WagonerBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(American Civil-war years 19th century leather bound book- 1863).
Excellent American period leather binding, produced in the midst of the Civil War. Pleasing age patina to the item, impossible to recreate and very different from any modern book. Any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Nicer than typical for the type of binding and era.
The Wagoner of the Alleghanies- A poem of the days of seventy-six, by Thomas Buchanan Read.
1863, Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & Co.pp. 276.
Publishers period embossed full grained leather. Spine with raised bands, compartment devices in blind, gilt title. Boards with ornate floral patterning typical of the era. All text block edges gilt.
Binding light rubbed, small age stains with some minor spot scuffing, never severe or offensive, joints worn with slight splitting at ends (boards remain strongly attached). Leather remains supple, binding is sound. Paper uniformly age toned but still clean & sound.
Book measures: 5 7/8" H X 4" W.