Historical Essays Freedom of the Press Liberties 1832 French leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Essai Historique Sur La Liberte D'Ecrire Chez Les Anciens Et Au Moyen Age; Sur La Liberte de la Presse.
Published 1832, Paris by De Crapelet.
218 pages. Text in France.
Attractive antiquarian leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label, marbled covers & end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. A lovely book in person, has a nice age glow about it. Nice hand made paper with deckled edges textblock, fine typography and press work.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. 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. 8 3/4" H x 5 1/2" W.