Lettres Provinciales Blaise Pascal 1823 small leather set decorative booksBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Old Books, Decorative Leather Bindings, 19th Century Books, French Books, Pascal].
Lettres Provinciales par Blaise Pascal.
Published 1823, Paris by Lefevre.
2 Volumes, 325, 272 pages. Text in French.
Period 1/4 leather bindings, smooth spines, embossed compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting leather label, marbled covers, edges, and end papers.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, 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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Nice little set with a lovely shelf appearance.
Books measure: 4 3/4" H X 3 1/4" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 1 3/4".