La Princess Lointaine & Speech at Academy Francaise 1914 Rostand leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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La Princesse Lointaine, by Edmond Rostand.
Published 1914, Paris, by Charpentier et Fasquelle.
98 pages. Text in French.
Discourse de Reception a L'Academie Francaise le 4 Juin 1903, by Edmond Rostand.
Published 1903, Paris by Charpentier et Fasquelle.
36 pages. Text in French.
Lovely 1/2 leather binding, raised bands, gilt ruled compartments, gilt floral compartment decoration, gilt title lettering on contrasting black leather labels, marbled covers and end papers.
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, small stain to spine near bottom, remains overall attractive as an 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.
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Book Measures c. 7 1/2" H x 5" W.