Picturesque Philadelphia PA scenery 1876 large illustrated souvenir leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Decorative Book Bindings, Leather Books, Americana, Philadelphia, Centennial, Illustrated Books).
A Century After: Picturesque Glimpses of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, ed. by Richard Henry Stoddard.
Published 1876, Philadelphia by Allen, Lane, & Scott, and J.W. Lauderbach.
360 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with many wood engravings by various prominent artists of the era as listed on title page.
Period 1/2 leather binding, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, all edges gilt.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, corner tips scuffed, still remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally well preserved, tight, sound.
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. 12" H x 9 1/2" W.