18th Century Leather Book box with Secret Compartment 1760Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Leather Book with Secret Compartment.
Histoire Ecclesiastique, Pour Servie de Continuation a Celle de Monsieur L'Abbe Fleury.
Published 1760, Paris by Jean Desaint & Charles Saillant.
Attractive antiquarian full leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting leather compartments.
Book is physically old and shows various signs of handling and time such as surface scratches, worn corners, front joint cracked at top, etc.
Binding age worn but still appealing, leather and joints scuffed and worn down as seen, leather still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book box 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. 7" H x 4" W.