Paris France City Guide Cultural Landscape 1911 Whiting lovely old leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Early 20th Century Books, Leather Books, Europe, France, Paris, Illustrated Books).
Paris the Beautiful, by Lilian Whiting.
Published 1911, Boston by Little, Brown and Company.
399 pages. Text in English. Color lithographed frontispiece protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with 26 plates, some photographic.
Handsome period 1/2 red morocco leather binding, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, marbled covers & end papers, top edge gilt, deckled edges, illustrations.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn with a couple small age spots, but still clean, well preserved and very appealing, leather slightly rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still fresh, clean, well preserved, tight, sound. Fine book for gift giving or shelf display.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this fine early 20th century book survives.
Book Measures c. 8 1/2" H x 5 1/2" W.