Title: Astrophel and Stella (Thomas B. Mosher)
Publisher: Thomas B. Mosher (Portland, Maine)
Publication Date: 1905
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Edition: First Thus.
Very Good Antiquarian Condition: Cover shows visible light soil, few scattered brown dots, possible repair at spine head, date at spine tail rubbed. No evidence of silk marker ribbon. Solid tight binding. Pages unopened, untrimmed. Pages clean and unmarked showing slight browning at open edges. Slight open hinge at page 80. Antique hardcover book copy of Astrophel and Stella (Old Word Series) by Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586). Preface by Thomas B. Mosher. Portland ME: Thomas B. Mosher, 1905 First thus. Printed by Smith and Sales, Portland, Maine. 7-1/8 x 4 inches, 18 cm. vii, , 139,  pages. One of 925 copies. Cover in Japan vellum over flexible board with turned down fore edges. Handset and printed in 8 point old style Roman type on Van Gelder handmade paper specially made for the Old World Series. Thomas Bird Mosher (1852-1923) is known as a publisher within the Private Press Movement, a response to the industrialized mass produced book produced as a commecial venture, whose philosophy of printing was that of the book as an an art medium that utilized traditional printing and binding methods along with being a transmitter of information. Bookseller Inventory # 011095
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