Rare 1836 Philadelphia Old Leather Book

The Philadelphia Book

Spectacular Philadelphia gift book in a deluxe full red morocco binding—a true Philadelphia production: contents, contributors, and, almost certainly, the bookbinding.

The Philadelphia Book is a snapshot anthology of 1836 literary Philadelphia. The text comprises 78 short stories, articles, and poems, some on Philadelphia-specific subjects and many by local writers.

Philadelphia authors include Peter S. Duponceau, Mathew Carey, John Dickinson, Philip Freneau, “Miss Leslie” (Eliza Leslie), Richard Rush, Alexander Wilson, Robert Montgomery Bird, Robert Waln, Nicholas Biddle, Dr. Benjamin Rush, H.D. Gilpin, Robert Morris, etc.

Rare 1836 Philadelphia old leather Book
Philadelphia articles or stories include “Philadelphia in 1732” (Duponceau), “Reminiscences of Philadelphia” (Mrs. Sarah Hall), “Settlers of Pennsylvania” (Peter M’Call), and “The Wissahiccon” [sic] (B. Matthias).

The deluxe binding with its extra-gilt spine, gilt and blind decorated boards, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges, and silk ribbon make for a very special gift book.

Rare 1836 Philadelphia old leather Book