Title: A COMPLETE DICTIONARY OF POETICAL QUOTATIONS...
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott & Company, Philadelphia
Publication Date: 1855
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
This SCARCE collection of POETRY is in GOOD+ condition at over 150 years old. "A complete Dictionary of Poetical Quotations.with choice and copious selections from the best Modern British and American Poets" from title page, edited by Sarah Josepha Hale. Beautifully illustrated with engravings throughout, including frontispiece, all in Very Good condition. Book is in Good + condition with burgundy cloth binding with intricate blind-stamped floral pattern covering most of front and back boards with (1.5" x 3") bright gilt illustration of flowers and leaves centered on boards. Spine has intricate gilt decorations with lettering "Dictionary of Poetical Quotations" still bright and visible. Book's spine tips are bumped and worn with chips (3/8" ) across 2/3 of bottom tip with 1" tear on front edge and (1/4 to 1/2") across top tip with 1.5" tear on same edge. Book's corners are bumped and worn with edge wear around, cloth rubbed and soiled. Front hinge has started, rear endpapers are torn and creased. Binding and insides surprisingly tight. Previous owner's inscriptions dating to 1865 on right FEP otherwise NO other previous owner's or library markings. Hundreds of quotations from poetry organized by topic listed in alphabetical order, plus list of poets by last name. Hardcover, 6" x 9", 576pp with gilt dyed edges on all three sides. Bookseller Inventory # 002593
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