Henry IV French King Biography 1822 antiquarian leather book engraved portraitBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, Biographies, Henry IV, Kings of France, 19th Century Publications).
Histoire du Roi Henri-Le-Grand, by Hardouin de Prefixe.
Published 1822, Paris by Lecointe et Durey.
550 pages. Text in French. Engraved frontis and title page.
Period mottled calf binding, smooth spine, gilt bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting black leather label.
Book remains relatively well preserved and attractive on the shelf. Leather is supple, small loss at head of front joint, but it displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 5 1/2" H x 3 3/4" W.