Voltaire Works 1822 French decorative binding rare pocket old leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Decorative Leather Bindings, 19th Century Books, Voltaire, Literature, Satire).
Contes en Vers et Satires, by Voltaire.
Published 1822, Paris by L. de Bure.
216 pages. Text in French. Small near-miniature pocket size format.
Period 1/4 leather French binding, raised and gilt bands, embossed compartment decorations, gilt title lettering on contrasting black leather label, marbled covers and end papers.
Joints cracked but covers still firmly attached, spine chipped at head.
Book remains well preserved and very attractive on the shelf. It displays a beautiful age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 4 3/4" H x 3 1/4" W.