Astronomy Heavens Night Skies 1866 Guillemin lovely leather book w/ color platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Astronomy, Illustrated Books, Night Skies).
Le Ciel Notions D'Astronomie a L'Usage Des Gens du Monde et de La Jeunesse, par by Amedee Guillemin.
Published 1866, Paris by L. Hachette et Cie.
632 pages. Text in French. Well illustrated throughout with 36 plates, including many in color.
Attractive antiquarian leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations, all edges gilt, marbled end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly scuffed but still supple, short cracks at spine ends, small stain at bottom of spine on raised band, 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. 10 3/4" H x 7 1/4" W.