Christian Year 1853 John Keble leather religious book decorative gift bindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Christian Year: Thoughts in Verse for the Sundays and Holydays by the Rev. John Keble.
Published 1853, Philadelphia by Willis P. Hazard.
429 pages. Text in English. Outstanding publishers gift binding of the era.
Period full red morocco leather bindings, slightly raised bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, gilt cover decorations, all edges gilt.
Book is almost 170 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall clean, bright and attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this gorgeous and well preserved mid-19th century antique book survives.
Book Measures c. 6 1/2 "H x 4 1/2" W.