Antique Book Lalla Rookh Thomas Moore Wood Cover 1898

$65.00 USD

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Antique book Lalla Rookh, An Oriental Romance,Thomas Moore, 1898 Edition. Wood cover green oak leaves, Crowell's Handy Volume Classics. Tulip cheeked Persian term of endearment from poetry.

Quite possibly the most attractive little old book I have ever seen!

Lalla Rookh
An Oriental Romance
by Thomas Moore
New York: 46th East 14th Street
Thomas Y. Crowell & Co
Boston 100 Purchase Street

There is one black and white plate illustration on the frist inner page

Although dated nowhere inside, this particular printing is the 1898 "Oak Leaf Edition" (hence the printed green cover) of Crowell's Handy Volume Classics. Wood veneer boards with oak leaves stamped in two tone green cloth over binding.

I have found a description of this printing/binding that states:
"the veneer sides are made from the wood of a Japanese tree much valued for its many wonderful properties. The decoration in inks serves to bring out the natural beauties of the wood, and the back of green cloth harmonizes well with the side effects. Per volume, $.40"

This particular copy has an inscription on the first blank page in lovely handwriting:
"Mabel Ripley Leonard
May 1900"

About the story:
Lalla Rookh becomes engaged to the young king of Bukhara and goes forth to meet him, but falls in love with Feramorz, a poet from her entourage. The story is made up of four interpolated tales sung by the poet: The Veiled Prophet of Khorassan, which is loosely based upon the story of Al-Muqanna, Paradise and the Peri, The Fire-Worshippers and The Light of the Harem. When Lalla Rookh enters the palace of her bridegroom, she swoons away, but at the sound of a familiar voice , she comes to to find the surprisingly true identity of the king to which she will marry.

Condition:
As a whole, the book is in good used condition for the age. The wood veneer hard cover shows wear, mostly on the front corners, which are quite worn, the layers of the veneer wearing away on the bottom corner. The printing and little and still very clear, but there is some distressing throughout the wood surface. The fabric covering the spine has fading, as well as, darker ink like staining. The outer spine is veyr faded, but the gold lettering is still somewhat visible (see photo #3 above.)The back top corner is worn. The inner pages are in remarkably good condition for the age, there is yellowing from age, but it is even and I can discern very little speckling or spotting (just one light rust colored speck on the first two blank pages, likely the just the beginning of foxing.) The flaws have been taken into consideration when pricing this rare and lovely old book.

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