Greek Poets Collected Works 1797 Anacreon Sapho Moschius Bion fine leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Anacreon Sapho Moschuis Bion et Autres Poetes Grecs.
Published 1797, Paris by Le Prieur.
206 pages. Text in French. Engraved frontispiece.
Period 1/4 leather binding, raised and gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, marbled covers and end papers.
Book is over 220 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light scattered age spotting, 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.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this charming and quite scarce 18th century antique book survives.
Book Measures c. 5 7/8" H x 3 3/4" W.