The Jest Book British Jokes & Humor 1909 Mark Lemon Morrell lovely leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Leather Books, Jokes, Humor).
The Jest Book: The Choices Anecdotes and Saying, Selected and Arranged by Mark Lemon.
Published 1909, London by MacMillan and Co.
361 pages. Text in English. Stamped binding by Morrell for Wannamaker.
Period full leather binding, raised bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, gilt ruled covers, all edges and turn ins gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints scuffed with thin surface crack (covers still firmly and well attached), remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book 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. 6 1/8" H x 4" W.