Hagiography St. Peter Canisius Reformation Era Saint 1829 French leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Religion, Christianity, Hagiography, St. Peter Canisius).
La Vie du Reverend Pere Pierre Canisius, by Jean Dorigny.
Published 1829, Avignon by Fr. Seguin Aine.
358 pages. Text in French.
Period European (French) full tree leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting leather label, marbled edges and end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6 7/8" H x 4 1/2" W.