Temple of Gnide 1881 Baron de Montestquieu Epic Romance Poem Illustrated BookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Le Temple de Gnide Suivi D'Arsace et Ismenie, by Montesquieu.
Published 1881, Rouen, France by J. LeMonnyer.
160 pages. Text in French. Illustrated throughout with numerous engraved plates. Limited edition, no. 690.
Period 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering, marbled covers, 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 uniformly age 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. 11" H x 7 1/2" W.