Florence Italy Civic History Wars Rulers 1855 pictorial prize leather bookBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, European History, Italy, Florence, Illustrated Books).
Histoire de Florence by J.J.E. Roy.
Published 1855, Tours, France by Mame et Cie.
284 pages. Text in French. Illustrated with six engraved plates.
Attractive antiquarian full European prize leather binding, smooth spine, gilt compartment decorations, bands, & title lettering, gilt cover designs, embossed cover decorations, marbled end papers and edges.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding well age worn but still appealing, front joint split rendering cover loose, 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. 7" H x 4 1/4" W.