Samuel Titmarsh & the Hogarty Diamond 1849 Thackeray illustrated leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Victorian Lit, William Makepeace Thackery, Illustrated Books).
The History of Samuel Titmarsh and the Great Hoggarty Diamond, by W.M. Thackeray.
Published 1849, London by Bradbury & Evans. First Edition.
189 pages. Text in English. Illustrated with nine plates including frontis & half title.
Attractive 19th century antiquarian leather binding, raised bands, gilt lettering and devices, marbled covers and end papers, top edge gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/4" H x 5 1/2" W.