Il Tempio di Gnido 1767 Italian translation French poetry lovely leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Books in Italian, Leather Bound Books, Poetry).
Il Tempio di Gnido nuovamente trasportato de l'francese in Italiano.
Published 1767, Paris by Prault.
147 pages. Text in Italian. Engraved frontis title (J.N. 1766).
Period full mottled leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands and compartment decorations, gilt ruled covers, all edges and turn ins gilt, marbled end papers.
Binding dried, worn, joints cracked, some darkening of leather in spots, spine chipped. Covers still strongly attached, text block remains clean, tight, and sound, well sewn as issued.
Interior contents clean, but display a pleasing age patina, largely free of age spotting.
Book remains structurally sound 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.
One of a kind survival example of a mid-18th century pocket sized book.
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Book Measures c. 5 1/2" H x 3 1/4" W.