The Gem Literary Annual 1829 Gift Book Poetry w/ 16 engraved platesBrian DiMambro
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The Gem: A Literary Annual, edited by Thomas Hood.
Published 1829, London by W. Marshall.
324 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis & half title protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with 15 full page engraved plates plus an embossed presentation plate (complete as issued).
Attractive antiquarian cloth binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt title lettering, all edges gilt.
Scarce 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. 6 3/4" H x 4" W.