Sermons of Massillon Bishop of Clermont 1813 lovely ornate French leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Religion, Sermons, France, Massillon, Bishop of Clermont).
Collection des Meillerurs Ouvrages de la Langue Francoise: Petit Careme de Massillon, Eveque de Clermont.
Published 1813, Paris by Didot.
318 pages. Text in French.
Beautiful early 19th century antiquarian French full grained morocco leather binding, smooth spine, gilt title lettering & compartment decorations, gilt ruled covers, all edges and turn ins gilt.
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. 6 3/4" H x 4" W.