Practical Gardening Journal of Agriculture 1839 French leather book 12 issuesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, Agriculture, Gardening).
Journal D'Agriculture Pratique De Jardinage et D'Economie Domestique.
Published 1839, Paris by Bureau de la Maison Rustique.
576 pages. Text in French. Illustrated throughout with scattered small wood engravings. Second year- called Vol. 2, but complete unto itself and standing alone. Covers 12 months July 1838-June 1839.
Attractive antiquarian 1/4 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & title lettering, marbled covers.
Book is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 10 1/4" H x 6 1/2" W.