French Humorists Rabelais Moliere 1873 W. Besant signed Brentanos leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The French Humourists From the Twelfth to the Nineteenth Century, by Walter Besant.
Published 1873, London by Richard Bentley and Son.
447 pages. Text in English.
Author presentation signature & 1873 date to fly leaf.
Brentano's stamped leather binding (NY).
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering, marbled end papers. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound.
Green leather has uniformly age toned on the spine to a mellow light chocolate brown as often seen for green leather, some uneven fading to the leather along the joints.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8 3/4" H x 5 3/4" W.