Life of Belisarius Byzantine General Justinian I 1793 Marmontel leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Books, Roman History, Belisarius, Justinian I, Byzantine Empire).
Belisair, by Marmontel.
Published 1793, London.
251 pages. Text in French. Engraved frontispiece.
Period full leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting black leather label, marbled end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding well age worn, leather rubbed, joints heavily scuffed, spine head chipped, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, 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. 5 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W.