Mavor's Universal History of Italy 1804 attractive rare leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, Universal History, History of Italy, 19th Century Books).
Universal History, Ancient and Modern; From the Earliest Records of Time to the General Peace of 1801. Volume XVI - The History of Italy, Venice, The Italian States, &c &c, by William Mavor.
Published 1804, New-York by Hopkins and Seymour for Samuel Stansbury & Co.
352 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis protrait of Pope Leo crowning Charlemagne.
Period swirled full calf leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound.
Originally issued as part of a long historical set, this volume like most others is complete unto itself and stands alone for content.
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" H x 4 1/4" W.