Droll Stories from Abbeys of Touraine c 1885 Balzac & Dore illustrated bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Literature, Honere de Balzac, Illustrated Books, Gustav Dore).
Droll Stories Collected from the Abbeys of Touraine, by Honore de Balzac. Illustrated by Gustav Dore.
Published c. 1885, London by John Camden Hotten.
650  pages. Text in English. Illustrated with 425 Dore images throughout.
Publisher's pictorial gilt cloth binding, gilt title lettering.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Binding gently age worn, joints slightly scuffed, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, 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 showing how this antique book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books. Flaws seen and described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 8 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W.