Fishermen of Iceland 1893 Pierre Lotti deluxe leather book profusely illustratedBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, Illustrated Books, French Lit., Pierre Lotti).
Pecheur D'Island, by Pierre Lotti.
Published 1893, Paris by Calmann Levy.
307 pages. Text in French. Profusely illustrated throughout. "Grand Deluxe Edition (Edition de Grand Luxe)"- Copy #74C (one of 50 on papier Chine). In what appears to be the original custom box.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, marbled covers & end papers, top edge gilt, deckled edges. Retains original protective slipcase.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, spine leather uniformly sunned to light brown, tiny scuff at spine base (scarcely worthy of mention), leather and joints slightly scuffed and rubbed 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 8" W.