Travels in Canada 1892 Croonenberghs Jesuit Traveler illustrated leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Travel, French Books, Canada, Illustrated Books).
Le Canada, by P. Charles Croonenberghs.
Published 1892, Paris by Delhomme et Briguet.
366 pages. Text in French. Engraved frontis. Illustrated throughout with wood engraved plates.
Period 1/4 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt bands & compartment decorations, gilt title lettering, embossed scroll patterned cloth boards, marbled 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, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is uniformly heavily age toned, internally still clean, well preserved, tight, sound. Remnants of early book plate removal to front paste down.
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 nearly 130 year old book survives.
Book Measures c. 9" H x 6 1/4" W.