Memoirs Madame du Hausset French Noblewoman 1885 Blackwell Brentano leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Memoires de Madame du Hausset, Femme de Chambre de Madame de Pompadour.
Published 1885, Paris by Firmin-Didot & Co.
207 pages. Text in French.
In a stamped binding by Blackwell for Brentanos.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, marbled covers & end papers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object. Fresh example overall.
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 1/2" H x 4 3/4" W.