Journal of Missionary Tour to Texas 1857 Domenech French book w/ large Texas mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Journal D'Un Missionnaire au Texas et au Mexique, by L'Abbe E. Domenech.
Published 1857, Paris by Librairie de Gaume Freres.
477 pages. Text in French. Large engraved folding map of Texas with original hand color highlighting travel routes taken at rear (long closed tear near inset tab across/ into map (now closed on reverse with archival tape).
Narrative covers a remarkable historical time, when Mexico and the U.S. were at war, largely regarding Texas.
Period 1/4 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, marbled end papers.
Item is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Item is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn but still clean and nice, leather remains supple, book is tight and sound, overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is clean, internally well preserved, little staining or soiling, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item 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. 8 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W.