Life Jesus Christ 1886 Christianity Religion gorgeous illustrated Italian bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Religion, Christianity, Jesus Christ, Leather Books, 19th Century Books).
La Vita di Gesu Cristo, by Cardinal Alfonso Capecelatro.
Published 1886, Milan by P. Clerc.
892 pages. Text in Italian. Engraved half title, title, and frontis portraits. Illustrated text block borders in black and red throughout.
Thick monumental book with wonderful decorative quality.
Period 1/4 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, cover embossed ruled decorations.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf, front cover is slightly bowed outwards at the top edge. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9 3/4" H x 7 1/2" W.