Vicar of Wakefield Oliver Goldsmith 1850's French w/ 10 engravings leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Le Vicaire de Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith.
Published c. 1850-70's, Paris by Victor LeCou & Hetzel.
308 pages. Text in French. Illustrated throughout with 10 fine steel engraved plates, each protected by tissue guards. Uncommon French engraved plate book.
Period 1/4 leather binding, slightly raised bands, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, cloth covers, all edges gilt.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall sound and attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, 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 1/8" W.