History of the Voyages of Exploration 1749 Vol. 5 lovely French leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, Voyages of Exploration, Age of Exploration, History of the Voyages).
Histoire Generale des Voyages, ou Nouvelle Collection de Toutes les Relations de Voyages, Volume 5.
Published 1749, Paris by Didot.
532 pages. Text in French.
Covers Africa and Indian early explorations during the period from c.1610-1613
Period full mottled leather binding, raised bands, gilt compartment decorations & title lettering, marbled end papers. With two engraved plates (only, of ?, lacking unknown maps of plates).
Volume 5 of a huge larger set. This volume with the contents complete unto itself.
Book is physically 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, covers strongly attached, remains overall attractive as a mid-18th century hand made object.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate 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 interesting, scarce and attractive antique book survives.
Book Measures c. 6 3/4" H x 4" W.