Mount Desert Island Maine Bar Harbor c. 1880's illustrated souvenir albumBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Americana, United States, New England, Maine, Mt. Desert Island, Bar Harbor).
Album of Mount Desert.
Published c. 1880's, United States.
12 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout. Accordion style binding.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, gilt pictorial covers, lithographed images printed on one side and folded accordion style, a detailed city plan map affixed to rear paste down..
View book is physically old and shows some clear signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, spine cloth lacking so covers detached, first pair of views cleanly split down fold line as often seen, mostly light signs of handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, view book remains overall attractive as an object.
Relatively poor condition compared to what we normally handle, but offered as acquired due to desirable location and scarcity.
Paper is gently toned, internally still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The view book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 7" H x 5 1/2" W.