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Boys books collection mid-19th Century 1846-76 illustrated old antique 10v nice
1846 - Nice small instant collection of 10 antique boy's books. All in publishers original decoratively stamped pebble-cloth bindings. One of the books is quite rare and contains 32 hand colored plates. *Also offered as outstanding shelf decoration; an instant inexpensive focused collection at $25 per volume. 10 different old books, each well preserved enough to be worthy of display individually or for gift-giving. Each is a different publishers ornate stamped binding, covered in various cloth colors. This type of book binding dominated popular publishing but a brief period in the middle of the 19th century and All issued mid to late-19th century, earliest 1846-1876. Group includes numerous examples of especially interesting book binding art & illustrations. All show signs of useage, time and handling. These books are all more than 140 years old. Titles are: W. H. G. Kingston: Round the World: A Tale for Boys (London, 1859). Great pictorial gilt binding, spine depicting men and palm tree, ships and nature on front board. William M. Thayer: The Farmer Boy, And How He Became Commander-In-Chief (Boston, 1864). Outstanding gilt pictorial spine, depicting a Revolutionary era officer on horseback. Captain Mayne Reid: The Young Yagers (Boston, 1857). Illustrated. "A Contributor to the 'Atlantic'": The Ferry-Boy and the Financier (Boston, 1864) Oliver Optic: The Young Lieutenant; Or, the Adventures of An Ordinary Officer (Boston, 1876). Classic Civil War story for boy's by this pnce famous author. Madeline Leslie: The Two Homes: Or, Earning and Spending (Boston, 1863). Contents slightly shaken. Captain Mayne Reid: The Desert Home, Or the Adventures of a Lost Family in the Wilderness (Boston, 1863). illustrated, Lights and Shadows of European History (Boston, 1848)- Peter Parley- Sam. Goodrich. Illustrated. Country Sketches (c. 1850)- with 32 hand colored wood engravings. Miss Mary Anna Fox: George Allen, the Only Son (Boston, 1846) Overall books are in Good to Good+ and all remain in completely acceptable condition. Bindings each slightly differently lightly rubbed or age worn, joints with small scuff spots, various signs of usage and handling. Despite the age wear, overall the books remain sound and pleasing to examine. Collection measures c. 12" across a shelf. Tallest volume measures c. 7 1/4" H; shortest measures c. 6" H. [A6819] [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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