The Seasons 1813 Thomson French Poetry fine leather book 6 engraved platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, Poetry, The Seasons, Thomson).
Les Saisons, Poeme Traduit de l'Anglais, by Thompson.
Published 1813, Paris by Billois.
250 pages. Text in French. Engraved frontis and half title, 4 other full page engraved plates w/ tissue guards. Delightful pocket sized little book.
Lovely period tree-calf leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands and compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label, outline gilt ruled covers, marbled end papers, speckled edges. Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, leather is supple.
Interior tight, sound, clean, contents display a pleasing age patina, with light to moderate toning and age spotting throughout.
Book remains well preserved and very attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 5 3/8" H x 3 1/2" W.