Eiffel Tower Paris France 1889-90 illustrated history souvenir books Lot x 2Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Eiffel Tower: A Description of the Monument; Its Construction, Its Machinery, Its Object; and Its Utility, by Gaston Tissandier.
Published 1889, London by Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, & Rivington.
96 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout.
[Rubber stamp to title page indicate the book was purchased 13 Aug 1891 at the summit of the Eiffel Tower at one of their kioskes or stands].
Notice sue la Tour Eiffel: Historique, Description, et Guide pratique de l'Ascension.
Published c. 1890, Paris by Crete.
27  pages. Text in French. Illustrated throughout.
Publisher's paper wrappers.
Lot is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Lot is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, signs of handling but nothing offensive or severe, lot remains overall attractive as an object.
The Tissandier book covers show more wear and splits and staining, the entire text block has a wrinkle/ ripple effect as a result of old damp staining (no odor and evidence is very light) .
Paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Lot displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this item survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books and ephemera of all types. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 7 3/4" H x 5 1/2" W.