Marie-Therese de Lamorous Biography House of Mercy c. 1840 French Catholic bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Misericorde et Providence, Ou Principaux Traits de la View de Mlle. de Lamourous, by De Gaulle.
Published c. 1840, Paris by J. Mollie.
144 pages. Text in English. Wood engraved frontispiece.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt cover decorations, pictorial cover paste down, extensive use of gilt in the design. A good example of the mid-19th century book as a decorative object.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, mostly light signs of handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, various edge wear to board edges and spine, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned and with damp staining, internally still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 8" H x 5 1/8" W.