Ireland Irish Sketchbook Travel c.1890's Thackery illustrated 2 vol. leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Travel, Ireland, William Makepeace Thackery, Illustrated Books).
The Irish Sketch Book in Two Volumes. Character Sketches. Notes of a Journey from Cornhill to Grand Cairo, by William Makepeace Thackery.
Published c. 1890's, Boston by Joseph Knight.
2 volumes. 376, 386 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout. Part of a larger set, this 2 vol. sub-set is complete unto itself and stands alone as a complete work.
Attractive stamped (Charles Lauriat) antiquarian 1/2 leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers & end papers, top edges gilt, deckled edges.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, set remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally set remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A set which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set 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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Books Measure c. 7 1/2" H x 5" W.