Paris Illustrated rare guide book 1863 Joanne pictorial w/ large city plan mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Collection des Guides-Joanne: Paris Illustre Nouveau Guide de L'Etranger et du Parisien, by Adolphe Joanne.
Published 1863, Paris by Librairie de L. Hachette et Cie.
1,029 pages. Text in French. Profusely illustrated throughout with 410 wood engraved vignettes and illustrations, plus a large folding city plan with original hand color.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, gilt pictorial cover decorations, embossed compartment decorations & cover designs.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, joints slightly rubbed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still clean, well preserved, tight and sound.
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 showing how this scarce and monumental mid-19th century antique European city book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 5" W.