1840's Champagnac decorative color litho French binding Le Prix D'EncouragementBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Le Prix D'Encouragement de Premier Age ou Le Precepte et L'Exemples, by J-B-J Champagnac.
Published c. 1840's, Paris by LeHuby.
327 pages. Text in French. Illustrated with wood engraved elaborate decorative frontispiece & 3 steel engraved plates. A reward book for a young person, given as a prize for excellence.
Publisher's decorative color lithographed paper covered boards binding, gilt ink. This type of colorful color litho binding is unique to Europe around this time and is relatively short-lived as a style.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding rubbed and age worn, paper along the joints chipped away, corners worn down, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 4 1/2" W.