Romance of the Mummy 1921 Theophile Gautier wonderful pictorial leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 20th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, Literature, Historical Fiction).
Le Roman de La Momie, by Theophile Gautier.
Published 1921, Lyon by H. Lardanchet.
237  pages. Text in French. Limited edition #272 of 1,000.
With a really appealing binding which has an art deco styled female set amidst vegetative floral devices.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather binding, smooth spine, art nouveau gilt pictorial spine decorations, marbled covers & end papers, deckled edges, top edge gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8" H x 5" W.