Collected Works of Jean Delille French Poet 1856 decorative leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, Poetry, Jean Delille).
Oeuvres Croisies De Delille.
Published 1856, Paris by Firmin Didot Freres.
530 pages. Text in French. Engraved frontis portrait with original hand color.
Nice mid-19th century Prize binding from a French Academy (Lycee Imperial de Charlemagne).
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, gilt pictorial cover designs, embossed cover decorations, all edges gilt, marbled end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding age worn but still appealing, leather and joints scuffed and rubbed but still supple, front joint cracked, spine ends worn down, still remains overall 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. 7" H x 4 1/2" W.