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2020-05-21 16:29:17
THE ENGLISH LAKES 1821 with 48 full page color illustrations full leather
LONDON: R. Ackermann, 1821. PLEASE NOTE: ALL 48 full page color illustrations present and in very good condition. However the binding is stained and damaged from possible fire and water affecting the back lower cover and lower spine. Also lower left of front cover to a lesser degree. This also has left some water damage staining on some lower pages at the end of the book. But the cover did its job. It can be restored or rebound as many copies of this title have been. On the other hand would you want to make an antique look brand new? It did go thru two wars in one century and I think the scars of time give it character. None of the 48 illustrations images harmed or touched. Overall some wear, mild rare foxing. Large paper edition with glimpses of an earlier world. Please review all photos and damage to back cover and lower spine. Hinges holding. PLEASE NOTE: This is a hurt and damaged copy. In the 199 years since publication it has encountered some troubles. Luckily nearly all the damage is to the cover, especially lower back cover and lower spine. Front left lower cover also stained. Keep in mind that over time most copies I located have refreshed or restored covers. By leaving it unrestored I am allowing the buyer to decide what and how and if. This is full leather with all page edges gilt. Lovely dark green marbled end papers front and back. It measures 11 1/2 by 14 inches so appears to be the rarer, more desirable large paper format (I've read one of 100). But as I say it has gone thru two wars in just one of it's two centuries. Very likely the London bombing in World W … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: treetotree [San Francisco, California, United States]
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