Louis II de Bourbon Prince of Conde French General 1766 biography 6 maps & plansBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Histoire de Louis de Bourbon, Second du Nom, Prince de Conde, Premier Prince du Sang, Surnomme le Grand, by M. Desormeaux.
Published 1766, Paris by Saillant, Duschesne, & Desaint. Volume one only.
467 pages. Text in French. Engraved frontis portrait plus six folding maps and military battlefield plans.
Attractive antiquarian mottled calf full leather binding, smooth sine, gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather labels, gilt compartment decorations, marbled end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Because it is a chronological work, each volume such as this one stands alone and is complete unto itself for the events covered.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints cracked at ends, 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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Book Measures c. 7" H x 4" W.