Key of Blue John Addington Symonds Collected Essays 1893 leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, John Addington Synmonds, Collected Essays, 19th Century Books).
In the Key of Blue and Other Prose Essays by John Addington Symonds.
Published 1893, London by Elkin Mathews and John Lane.
302 pages. Text in English. Retains the lovely original cloth covers bound into the rear.
Early 20th century 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, marbled end papers, top edge gilt, remains edges deckled. Paper uniformly age toned.
Leather supple, small chip at spine head, joints slightly scuffed but covers strongly attached.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 5/8" H x 5 3/8" W.