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Pine Green Antique Book with Gold Lettering, The Delphian Course, vintage liberal arts reference book with hunter green cover

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What a gorgeous antique book! The gilded "Illumination" opposite the title page is just delicious, as is the Art Nouveau / Art Deco illustration framing the title information. The cover is a rich hunter green with decorative embossing and a stippled texture. It would be a fabulous piece for many types of collections!

The Delphian Course Part 5: Medieval Stories, History of Music, Conduct of Life
By The Delphian Society
Copyright 1913
Reference / Educational
500 pages
9 and 3/4 inches tall by 6 and 3/4 inches wide

The text on the cover and spine are gold and the tops of the pages are gilt (though it is rather worn). The sides and bottoms of the pages have a gorgeous rough texture from where they were cut open. As you can see in the last photo, not all of the pages were cut... something that I find very endearing about this particular volume. It would look beautiful as a riser or stage for a little knick-knack on a shelf or mantle... or joined with a few other books in complimenting colors.

It has15 full page illustrations plus a number of other smaller illustrations and decorative pieces throughout. The only color is in the Illumination pictured and in a map near the beginning... all else is black and white.

Other than general wear and aging, this book is in rather nice condition. The only problems that I see are the stain on the front cover (which you can see in the photo) and a bit of tearing along the spine on the inside of the back cover.

In my opinion, it has the perfect patina for someone looking for an antique book that actually LOOKS antique!

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Pine Green Antique Book with Gold Lettering, The Delphian Course, vintage liberal arts reference book with hunter green cover

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Material: book
  • Feedback: 520 reviews
  • Only ships to United States from Pennsylvania, United States.
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