Lord Byron Collected Works Poetry c.1880's decorative leather book 10 engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Poetry, Lord Byron).
The Poetical Works of Lord Byron with Copious Illustrative Notes and A Memoir of His Life, Complete in One Volume.
715 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait & half title protected by original tissue guard plus 8 other full page steel engraved plates (total of 10).
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, embossed spine & cover decorations, all edges and turn ins gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly scuffed and rubbed but still supple, remains overall very 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 very nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detailed attempt to present this lovely decorative deluxe publishers 19th century binding as it survives. Nicer than typical for this type of ornate full leather binding.
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Book Measures c. 9 3/4" H x 6 3/4" W.