Musset Lui & Elle gorgeous leather binding 1878 w/ 2 Champollion engravingsBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Small pocket-sized 19th century leather bound book- near miniature size and format).
Wonderful period leather binding, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Pleasing age patina to the item, impossible to recreate and very different from any modern book.
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Nicer than typical for the type of binding and era.
Lui et Elle, by Paul de Musset.
1878, Paris, G. Charpentier. pp. 339. Avec 2 dessins de M.G. Rochegrosse. Grave a l'eau-forte par M. Champollion. [engravings by Champollion].
Splendid period 1/2 grained morocco leather, compartments richly ornamented with central gilt devices, raised bands gilt ruled with dots, marbled paper covers and end papers, top edge gilt, two excellent miniature engraved plates. Clean, tight, sound, light scattered foxing throughout.
Beautiful little book.
Book measures: 4 5/8" H X 3 1/2" W.