French Poems Poetry c.1895-1900 miniature gilt fine leather book de LisleBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Small pocket-sized 19th century leather bound book- near miniature size and format- French books).
Poemes et Poesies.
Paris, Librairie A. Lemerre. [nd, c.1895-1900]. pp. 117.
Original period 3/4 leather binding. Smooth spine splendidly gilt decorated with flowers and tiny dots, covers with marbled paper, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt.
Wonderful period leather binding, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Clean, well preserved example, pleasing age patina to the item, impossible to recreate and very different from a modern book.
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Much nicer than typical for the type of binding and era., a special little object, unique and rare thus.
Book measures: 4 1/4" H X 3" W.