George Washington Biography 1816 Weems juvenile book w/ U.S. map portrait platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Americana, George Washington, Books with Maps).
The Life of George Washington with Curious Anecdotes, Equally Honorable to Himself and to Exemplary to His Young Countrymen, by M.L. Weems.
Published 1816, Philadelphia by Mathew Carey. Sixteenth Ed.- Greatly Improved.
228 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis. Folding United States map at front, plus a stipple portrait of George Washington. Total of eight engraved plates.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, significant loss of leather to spine (please see photos),cover edges well chipped and worn, leather is rubbed.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. With a 19th century library book plate to front paste down.
Binding heavily and well age worn but still appealing, joints broken, covers firmly held, book is in poor condition.
Rare book in any condition.
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. 7" H x 4 1/2" W.