French Language Synonyms Dictionary 1869 LaFaye monumental old bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Dictionnaire Des Synonymes de la Langue Francaise avec une Introduction Sur La Theorie des Synonyme, by LaFaye.
Published 1869, Paris by L. Hachette et Cie.
1,106 pages plus 336 page supplement (c. 1442 pages total). Text in French.
Attractive mid-19th century antiquarian full leather binding, slightly raised bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, embossed ruled covers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, tiny split at spine head, rear cover with a few light old spot stains, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound, towards rear of volume some light old damp staining is seen at the bottom of a section of perhaps 200 pages. 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. 10" H x 6 1/4" W.