Antiquarian Victorian-era (1874) hardcover illustrated poetry book Thanatopsis by William Cullen Bryant. Printed, bound and published in the USA by H.M. Caldwell Co. NY. based on the original copyright of G.P. Putnam & Sons.
This hardcover book is complete with several originally-commissioned black-and-white illustrations and engravings by W.J. Linton. NO! dust jacket.
About the title: Thanatopsis is a poem written by American poet William Cullen Bryant. The title means 'a consideration of death', with the word derived from the Greek 'thanatos' (death) and 'opsis' (view, sight). The book contains many pages of original illustrations based on engravings by W.J. Linton.
Condition: In VERY GOOD! antique condition, there is wear and light chipping to the boards as well as some small blemishes. Gold embossing on the blue cloth is bright and vivid. Chintz board on the front cover shows spots of rub and wear and MINOR! discoloration and yellowing. Interior pages show MODERATE! foxing most noticeable to the overleaf pages which are printed on a yellow stock. All text is clear and legible, all imagery bright and vivid with NO! fading apparent. Book has NO! ripped, torn or missing pages and NO! dog-eared corners. Sewn-in bind is in EXCELLENT! condition with some LIGHT! stress towards the middle of the book. NO! pages are separated from the bind. Spine is strong and sturdy with a WEE! spot of fraying towards the top edge. Fabulous overall condition for a book from the period.
Approximate measurements: hardcover book measures 9" x 7-1/4" | Complete | NO! dust jacket
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