Hans Christian Andersen 1858 Der Improvisator German novel lovely leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Der Improvisator, Roman von Hans Christian Andersen.
Published 1858, Leipzig by Wiedemann.
3 parts bound in 1. 168, 156, 158 pages. Text in German.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, original owner's initials in gilt on spine tail.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather gently rubbed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently to moderately uniformly toned, 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. 6 1/2" H x 4 1/2" W.