Gonzalez of Cordoba Grenada Reconquista 1791 de Florian 2 vol. set 15 platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, French Lit, Jean-Pierre de Florian).
Gonzalue de Cordoue, ou Grenade Reconquise, by M. de Florian.
Published 1791, Paris by Didot.
2 volumes. 328, 356 pages. Text in French. Illustrated throughout with 15 very fine engraved plates by Gaucher.
Attractive antiquarian full leather bindings, smooth spines, gilt title lettering, gilt bands & compartment decorations, gilt ruled covers, marbled end papers, all edges and turn ins gilt.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed and surface crackled, but still supple, set remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally set remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A set 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. 8 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W.