The soft muted colors and pastel tones offer a glimpse into turn of the century publishing. The print definition and quality are typical of that time period as well, lacking much of the sharp clarity that is available today with offset printing but adds timeless charm to this beautiful and unique image.
There is slight uniform yellowing on the back of the print but the look/quality of paper around the actual image is perfect. There is slight wear and darkening at the page edges in line with what you would expect of a print that is 80+ years old. The rough edge from the binding has been removed but that is the only "altering" that has taken place (the interior edge is trimmed). Prints are carefully mounted on mats to simplify framing after purchase and to protect the print during shipment. All mat materials are acid and lignin free, the actual print is not archival safe. The original book measured approximately 7 x 9-1/2” but the book plate is being sold custom matted to fit in a 9x12 standard frame. While it appears the matting is unbalanced that is only due to my limitations as a photographer – it is uniformly matted to match on all sides.
Collectible book prints are always the perfect decorating choice for any room in your home or office. They also make great gifts for the nature lover or animal enthusiasts as they are always beautiful, unique and unusual. Browse our store for other collectible prints in this series to complete a matching wall grouping or for other areas of interest.
Thank you for visiting our store. Stop in often as new items are listed weekly.