Description of Paris c. 1600-16 Belleforest vellum rare bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 17th Century Books, Vellum Books, Europe, France, Paris).
Description de Paris, by Belleforest.
Published c. 1600 / 1616 (see Brunet)..
101 pages. Text in French. A stand-alone part of a larger work, seems to be complete unto itself.
Attractive antiquarian vellum binding (almost certainly 19th century), embossed bands, gilt title lettering.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, vellum and joints slightly rubbed with small spots and soiling, remains overall 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. 14" H x 9 1/4" W.