Alhambra Alcazar Spanish Historical Sites Grenada Seville Cordoba 1889 bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Etude Descriptive des Monuments Arabes de Grenade, Sevile et Cordoue C'est-A-Dire L'Alhambra, L'Alcazar, et la Grande Mosquee D'Occeident, by Raphael Contreras.
Published 1889, Madrid by Ricardo Fe.
462 pages. Text in French. Illustrated throughout, including a large b&w lithographed plan.
Publisher's cloth binding, gilt title lettering, embossed spine & cover decorations.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition but is exceptionally clean and bright.
Binding gently age worn, mostly light or inoffensive signs of handling and time but nothing severe or unsightly, book remains overall attractive as an object.
Paper is well uniformly tanned/ age toned, still clean, tight, sound internally.
Still attractive on the shelf. The book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 8" H x 5 3/4" W.