Amsterdam Holland 1753 City Visitor's Guide 29 views pictorial leather bookBrian DiMambro
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Le Guide ou Nouvelle Description D'Amsterdam.
Published 1753, Amsterdam by Covens & Moriter.
359 pages plus index. Text in French. 29 engraved folding plates including an Ij river city prospect view. Appears to be complete as issued.
Attractive antiquarian 1/4 leather binding, marbled paper covered board covers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding age worn but still appealing, spine leather dried and perished as visible in pic, joints splitting but covers still well attached, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6 1/4" H x 3 1/4" W.