Poetical Works Thomas Gray 1867 beautiful leather gift edition w/ 5 engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Poems, Thomas Gray, Decorative Leather Bindings, Gift Edition).
The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray.
Published 1867, Philadelphia by E.H. Butler & Co.
120 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis portrait and half title protected by original tissue guards. Complete with 5 full page steel engravings.
Period leather gift binding, smooth spine, embossed bands, gilt title lettering, embossed and gilt cover decorations, gilt title, all edges gilt. Some foxing or age spotting throughout, leather lightly scuffed, but binding remains clean, tight, and sound.
Beautiful example of an American mid-19th century gift binding.
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. 8" H x 5 1/2" W.