Antique Decorated Book "Glimpses of Fifty Years 1839-1889"  Frances Willard First edition
By Frances E. Willard, published by H.J. Smith and Co.
Octavo. embellished green cloth wrapped boards, cloth head and tail band, decorated endpapers, fontispiece portrait of author with vellum, numerous illustrations, photographs and engravings, some glossy, some with vellum, a two-page full color illustration, another single page full color plate, 698 pages plus a 6 page genealogy appendix.
This is a "very good -" or better antique book. The spine is intact and the hinges are not split. Text block is lightly sagged due to the considerable size and weight. Some tanning on the text block edges. Board corners are worn through at the very tips. Edge wear on the spine head and heal, more so to the head, with the cloth being split about half across (see accompanying images). Original owner name neatly penned in side front free end paper, no other apparent writing. No loose, torn or folded pages. Some foxing on some pages, but not most, typically seems to be on pages with the vellum overleaf.
Overall, a really gorgeous antique volume that will look amazing on your shelf or mantle!
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