Quentin Durward Scottish Archer French Army Biography 1823 leather book 7 platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Louis XI, French Army, Quentin Durward).
Historical Illustrations of Quentin Durward, Selected from the Memoirs of Philip de Comines and Other Authors.
Published 1823, London for Charles Knight
166 pages. Text in English. Lithographed frontis portrait protected by original tissue guard. Illustrated throughout with six further engraved views and lithographed portraits (7 plates total). Publisher's catalog at rear.
Stamped binding by Charles Lauriat, Boston.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised & gilt bands and title lettering, marbled covers & end papers, top edge gilt, deckled edges.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, 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.
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Book Measures c. 7 3/4" H x 5" W.