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Book Description

Contemporary full bone / ivory binding (boards, spine and clasp). Purple silk end papers. All edges gilt. Printed throughout in red and black. The book is held in a black leather covered box with metal catch (box probably made later). Antique Ivory (worked prior to 1947) is legal to own.
Dealer Notes
A very nice example of bone / ivory binding. The clasp is sound, but the catch on the front board is missing (so it doesn't click shut). There is a thin crack to the base of the spine. Otherwise, the binding is clean and tidy. The silk end papers are clean and tidy, but have just a touch of rubbing to the edges. The rest of the book are clean and tidy throughout. The black box is somewhat rubbed but still holding well. The catch on the box is still fully working.
Author anon
Date 1866
Binding Contemporary full bone / ivory binding (boards, spine and clasp).
Publisher Oxford University Press
Condition Very good

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