Human Spirit Compadre Matheus 1822 scarce Portuguese leather antiquarian bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Portuguese Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Book Bindings, Religion).
O Novo Compadre Matheus ou as Extravagancias do Espirito Humano.
Published 1822, Lisboa by Maigrense.
205, 196, 200 pages. Text in Portuguese. three volumes bound together here and bound as one.
Period 1/4 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands and compartment decorations, marbled covers. Binding remains clean, tight and sound, paper on covers with small spots of loss as seen.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. 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 3/4" H x 3 3/4" W.