Ruth: A Novel 1853 Elizabeth Gaskell rare Tauchnitz period leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Ruth: A Novel, by Elizabeth Gaskell.
Published 1853, Leipzig by Bernhard Tauchnitz.
332, 330 pages. Text in English.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt compartment decorations and title lettering, marbled covers and end papers. Some rubbing on front joint and edges, binding remains clean, tight, and sound.
Book contains early owner's inscription on inside leaf - Sara P. Lowell, Paris September 1867.
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. 6 1/4" H x 4 3/4" W.