Thomas Gray Collected Poems 1850 Radclyffe illustrated ornate gift leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray, with Illustrations by C.W. Radclyffe.
Published 1851, Philadelphia by Henry Carey Baird.
334 pages. Text in English. Engraved frontis & half title protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated with five engraved plates.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, gilt & raised bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, gilt ruled covers, all edges gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, small split piece at top of spine repaired and now easy to forgive visually, leather and joints surface scuffed 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. 8 1/2" H x 5 3/4" W.