Our Lady of Lourdes French Pilgrimage site 1878 Henri Lasserre pictorial bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, France, Religion, Christianity, Catholicism, Illustrated Books).
Notre Dame de Lourdes, by Henri Lasserre.
Published 1878, Paris by Victor Palme.
560 pages. Text in French. Chromolithographed frontispiece protected by original tissue guard, 6 nice color chromo plates throughout including 2 maps and a double page view. Profusely illustrated throughout, all text set within decorative pictorial surrounding borders.
Publisher's 1/4 leather and ornate cloth boards binding, gilt title lettering & decorations, all edges gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, mostly light signs of handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is gently toned, 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. 11 1/2" H x 8" W.
A thick large and heavy book with a great shelf appearance.