Jean-Pierre de Florian Tidings 1792 decorative French leather book 12 engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, Fables, Jean-Pierre de Florian, William Tell, Illustrated Books).
Nouvelles de M. de Florian.
Published 1792, Paris by Guilleminet.
484 pages. Text in French. With 12 very fine engraved plates, all signed in the plate by Dambrun.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, all edges gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding age worn but still appealing, leather and joints rubbed but still supple, spine gilt dulled, 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 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W.