Youth Tales Stories Moral & Historical c.1800 French leather juvenile rare bookBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, Literature, Collection of Stories, Moral Tales, History).
Recuil de Contes.
Published c. 1800, Paris by Demonville.
Two volumes in one. 224, 76 pages. Text in French. Publisher's catalog at rear. Two full page engraved plates plus engraved title page.
Attractive antiquarian 1/4 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & title lettering, paper covered boards. Rare juvenile title.
Book is physically 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. 5 1/2" H x 3 3/4" W.