New England History & Antiquities 1843 John Barber illustrated leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Americana, New England, New York, New Jersey, Illustrated Books).
The History and Antiquities of New England, New York, and New Jersey, by John Warner Barber.
Published 1843, Worcester, Massachusetts by Dorr, Howland & Co.
576 pages. Text in English. Illustrated throughout with wood engravings, numerous full page.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, old paper spine label, marbled covers. Old institutional stamp and blind stamp on title page, old book plate and pocket to front paste down.
Item is physically old and shows some clear signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, covers rubbed, top of spine slightly chipped, leather remains supple, covers well attached. Frontis with old tape repaired tear, lacks blank endpapers, first few pages edge chipped, yet still remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is toned, internally well preserved, some scattered small staining or soiling, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8 1/2" H x 5 1/4" W.