Complaint Night Thoughts 1827 Edward Young lovely decorative leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Complaint, or, Night Thoughts, by Edward Young.
Published 1827, London for John Sharpe.
322 pages. Text in English. Engraved half title, numerous engraved plates throughout.
A splendid early 19th century binding.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label, gilt compartment decorations, marbled edges and end papers, all turn ins gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, remains overall bright, clean, fresh, and very attractive as a physical 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. 5 1/2" H x 3 3/4" W.