History of Famous Dogs 1808 A.F.J. Freville French leather binding w/ engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, 19th Century Books, Dogs).
Histoire des Chiens Celebres, by A.F.J. Freville.
Published 1808, Paris by Louis.
260 pages. Text in French. Engraved frontis, plus four other engraved plates depicting 26 specific dog breeds.
First volume of two volume set, this volume text complete unto itself.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands and title decorations, gilt ruled cover.
Binding remains tight and sound.
Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, some small scattered soiling, thumbing and age spotting. Small corner missing at bottom of pg. 15 with small loss of a few words to text.
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. 6 3/4" H x 4" W.