Wilhelm Bousset 1883 Funeral Orations Lmt'd Ed. #402 fine French leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, Decorative Books Bindings).
Oraisons Funebres Publiees, by Bossuet.
Published 1883, Paris by Librairie des Bibliophiles.
306 pages. Text in French.
Stamped fine craftsman workshop binding by Brentanos, Paris. Limited ex. #402 of 500 printed on hand-made Hollande paper.
Period 1/2 leather binding, gilt title lettering, gilt spine decorations, marbled covers & end papers, top edge gilt, deckled edges.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Binding is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently rubbed and age worn, small thin cover color scuff along front joint, leather remains supple, spine gently sunned, overall quite attractive as a hand-bound 19th century book.
Text block paper is gently toned, still fresh and clean, internally well preserved, tight, sound. Touches of light minor age spotting along edges of some pages.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in very nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 7" H x 4 1/2" W.