18th Century Decorative Leather Secret Compartment Book Box Lovely BindingBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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18th Century Secret Compartment Book Box.
Book published 1777, Paris.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, raised bands, gilt tile lettering & compartment decorations.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints lightly rubbed and scuffed but still supple, small chipping to leather at head of spine, remains overall very bright and attractive as an object.
Interior leaves have been modified to turn the book into a classic secret compartment box, perfect for concealing valuables, gold coins, coded messages written in invisible ink, etc.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book box displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, short splits at ends of joints, front cover still strongly attached, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W.