World Fables La Fotnaine Aesop Florian 1842 Bussey & Grandville illustrated bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Fables, Children's Books, Illustrated Books).
Fables, Original and Selected; by the Most Esteems European and Oriental Authors: With an Introduction Dissertation on the History of the Fable, Comprising Biographical Notices of the Most Eminent Fabulists, by G. Moir Bussey. Illustrated by J.J. Grandville.
Published 1842, London by Willoughby and Co.
352 pages. Text in English. Profusely illustrated throughout with many wood plates and numerous in text illustrations, deckled edges.
Skillfully rebacked long ago retaining original decorative cloth covers and sections of original spine.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding age worn, board edges chipped and bumped with some loss of cloth in numerous small spots, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is 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. 10" H x 6" W.