Manon Lescaut Romance Adventure 1874 Limited ed. engravings fine leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Histoire de Manon Lescaut et du Chevalier des Grieux, by Arsene Houssaye.
Published 1874, Paris by Librairie des Bibliophiles.
171, 142 pages. Text in French. Illustrated throughout with engraved plates.
Limited Edition, copy #41 of 170 on Hollande paper.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, marbled covers & end papers, t.e.g., deckled edges, hand made paper.
Signed binding w/ tag of Hugh Hopkins, Glasgow.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time but is bright and clean, much nicer than typical.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints supple, spine bright, 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. 9" H x 5 3/4" W.