British Poets Selected Works Southey Croly 1844 decorative leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Southey to Croly: With Biographical and Critical Notices, Designed as a Continuation of Dr. Aikin's British Poets.
Published 1844, Philadelphia by Thomas Wardle.
760 pages. Text in English. Engraved half title.
Splendid and attractive antiquarian full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt title lettering, gilt spine & cover decorations, all edges gilt.
Much brighter and nicer than typical for publisher's gift bindings of this era.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W.