Hard Times & Pictures from Italy 1866 Dickens lovely leather classic bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Hard Times and Pictures from Italy by Charles Dickens.
Published 1866, Philadelphia by J.B. Lippincott.
304 pages. Text in English. Wood engraved frontispiece protected by original tissue guard.
Attractive mid-19th century antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, gilt bands and title lettering on contrasting black leather labels, marbled covers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed or surface scuffed in spots and age darkened but still supple, couple tiny surface nicks into the leather, remains overall very attractive as an object. A nice looking book.
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 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 1/2" H x 5" W.