Infelicia Poetry 1869 Adah Isaacs Menken fine leather book w/ 2 signed lettersBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Infelicia by Adah Isaacs Menken.
Published 1869, London.
141 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait.
With two early loose 1858 letters to Mr. H. M. Moos, Esq.- one from the author, the second a letter of introduction from T.W. Wise to Mr. Moos.
Attractive antiquarian full grained morocco leather binding, raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations, gilt ruled covers, all edges and turn-ins gilt, marbled end papers. Splendid custom book plate to front paste down.
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, top corner of front cover worn down exposing board, remains overall exceptionally bright, clean and 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 nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 5 1/2" H x 4" W.