German Fables & Tales 1795 Fabeln & Erzahlungen E.F. Gellerts leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Fabeln und Erzahlungen, by E. F. Gellerts.
Published 1795, Leipzig, by Caspar Fritsch.
232 pages. Text in German. Engraved frontispiece.
Period 1/2 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label, marbled covers.
Front cover detached, but text block remains tight, and sound.
Text block displays a pleasing age patina, moderate age spotting throughout (heaviest to title and frontis).
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 1/4" H x 5" W.