Legends of the Madonna Sacred Art Lecture 1867 Jameson illustrated leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Legends of the Madonna, As Represented in the Fine Arts, Forming the Third Series of Sacred and Legendary Art by Mrs. Jameson.
4th edition published 1867, London by Longmans, Green, and Co. Fourth Edition.
344 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with full page lithographed plates on heavy paper. A much nicer printing technique throughout than the numerous later reprint editions.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, marbled covers & end papers, all edges gilt.
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, remains overall very attractive as an object. A beautiful well bound handsome 19th century 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 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. 8 1/2" H x 6" W.