Letters from Juliet Lady Catesby 1808 Campley Leather Book Noble CorrespondenceBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, Correspondence, Nobility, Juliet Lady Catesby, Lady Henriette Campley).
Letters from Juliet, Lady Catesby to Her Friend Lady Henrietta Campley, Translated from the French.
Published 1808, Paris by F. Louis.
206  pages. Text in English.
Period full mottled (speckled) leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & compartment decorations, gilt title lettering, gilt ruled covers, marbled end papers.
Book is over 210 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition. Remnants of early prize book plate to paste down.
Binding age worn, leather rubbed but still supple and attractive looking, joints scuffed and cracking, both covers firmly attached, spine ends chipped, board tips worn through, remains overall quite attractive as an 18th century hand made object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light old damp staining to some pages across bottom blank margin, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book 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. 7" H x 4 1/4" W.