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Meyer's Universum 1853 splendid complete book 48 engraved world views A+
1853. Click here to view a short video presentation.[Old Books, Leather Books, Decorative Leather Bindings, 19th Century Books, Illustrated Books]. Short video captures condition much better than words. Please watch prior to purchase to ensure a clear understanding of the book. Meyer's Universum or Views of The Most Remarkable Places and Objects of All Countries in Steel Engravings by Distinguished Artists with Descriptive and Historical Texts with Descriptive and Historical Texts, ed. by Charles A. Dana. Meyer's Universum or Views of The Most Remarkable Places and Objects of All Countries in Steel Engravings by Distinguished Artists with Descriptive and Historical Texts with Descriptive and Historical Texts, ed. by Charles A. Dana. Published 1852, New York by Herrmann J. Meyer. Volume 2 (only). 226 pages. Text in English. Complete with 48 finely engraved full page captioned illustrations, index at rear. Splendid period deluxe full leather binding, oblong format, slightly raised bands, gilt compartment and cover decorations, gilt title lettering, all edges and turn ins gilt. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, joints scuffed but strong, book appears to have been expertly rebacked long ago. Interior- text block paper uniformly age toned, plates mostly very clean and fresh, original tissue guards. Any age flaws are minor and easy to overlook or forgive. A superior and very pleasing antiquarian book, much nicer than typical for this title and era. The attention to detail and level of craftsmanship displayed in the binding rise to above ordinary. The views were originally … [Click Below for Full Description]
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