Comedy of Our Times Illustrated Humor 1876 Bertall French gilt leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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La Vie Hors de Chez Soi (Comedie de Notre Temps). by Bertall.
Published 1876, Paris by E. Plon et Cie.
667 pages. Text in French. Profusely illustrated throughout with dozens of full page wood engravings from line drawings by Bertall.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, raised, bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed, joints scuffed but still supple, 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. 11 1/4" H x 7 3/4" W.