Thomas Gage Voyage Exploration 1721 New Spain Mexico rare book 5 engraved viewsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Books, Travel, Exploration, Thomas Gage, Books with Maps).
Nouvelle Relation Contenant Voyages de Thomas Gage.
Published 1721, Amsterdam by Paul Marret.
2 volumes in 1. 200, 178 pages. Text in French. Engraved frontispiece. Contains 5 folding engraved plates. Lacks 3 maps; text and plates otherwise appear to be complete.
Attractive period antiquarian full mottled calf leather binding, raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting red leather label, marbled end papers.
Book is 300 years 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. 6 1/2" H x 4" W.