French Royal Academy Ancient History China Caucasus Rome Mongols 1824 rare bookBrian DiMambro
(China, Muslims, cartography, arabic letters, ancient Roman commerce, Lao-Tsu life and opinions, Chinese philosophy, law in ancient Egypt, Polignana environs, Sarmatia, Albania, Caucasus, Researches in Kara-Koroum, prince of Bulgaria, Mongol Emperor and Kings of France).
Histoire et Memoires de L'Institute Royal de France, Academie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. Tome Septieme.
Published 1824, Paris by L'Imprimerie Royale.
438 pages. Text in French. With ten plates, including folding engraved maps of the Italian coast along the Adriatic Sea near Bari and Armenia Caucasus region along the Caspian Sea, a large folding lithographed map of the Grand Desert according to Sou-houng-Kian-lou, seven large folding plates at rear reproducing arabic diplomatic letters from the Mongol leader to Philippe le Bel in 1289.
Publisher's original temporary marbled paper wrappers, paper spine title label, wastepaper end papers, all on nice hand made paper with wide deckled edges, often unopened along the top edge as issued.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
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. Close to "as- issued" condition, just showing light toning, dustiness and edge chipping, nothing severe or offensive.
Paper is gently 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.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this book survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Book Measures c. 10 1/2" H x 8 3/4" W.