Adventures of Gil Blas 1867 Le Sage illustrated French leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Literature, French Books, Illustrated Books, Gil Blas).
Aventures de Gil Blas de Santillane, by Le Sage.
Published 1867, Paris by L. Hachette et Cie.
336 pages. Text in French. Illustrated with c. 50 wood engraved vignettes.
Publisher's 1/4 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, gilt compartment decorations, embossed ruled covers.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, 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" H x 4 3/4" W.