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Oeuvres Diverses, by Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux. (Two volumes bound as one, complete.).
Published 1695, Amsterdam by Antoine Schelte.
236, 272 pages. Text in French. Engraved frontis, seven other full page engraved plates (total of 8).
1/4 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound. Spine head chipped, leather surface scuffed and rubbed, cover paper rubbed, book remains tight.
Text block remains overall clean, and displays a pleasing age patina.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 6 1/4" H x 3 3/4" W.