Animal Picture Book c.1880's Harrison Weir juvenile 24 large chromo color platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Children's Books, Illustrated Books, Harrison Weir, Animals, Dogs, Pigs, Squirrels,).
Harrison Weir's Pictures of Animals, with Twenty Four Coloured Plated from Original Drawings.
Published c. 1880's, London by the Religious Tract Society.
24 chromolithographed plates. Text in English. Complete as issued.
Scarce 19th century color plate book.
Publisher's decorative cloth binding, gilt title lettering, embossed & gilt pictorial cover decorations, pictorial cover paste down. All plates and text leaves printed on one side only.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, joints split with fraying to cloth at spine ends although both covers still well and firmly attached, mostly light signs of handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, internally plates still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 10 3/4" H x 9 1/4" W.