Belisaire Marmontel French Academy rare book 1769 gilt leather lovelyBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
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Famous work by this well known 18th century author who was elected to the French Academy. The book contains a chapter on religious tolerance
Belisaire, par M. Marmontel.
1769, Paris, Chez Merlin. pp. 352.
Beautiful period European full leather binding. Smooth spine ornately gilt stamped into compartments with floral devices and contrasting title label. Mottled acid-etched calf boards, marbled end papers.
Leather remains supple, binding firm, gilt bright, sound, tight. Beautiful age patina, a lovely looking antiquarian book. Contents clean and tight, some scattered spotting, couple pages age browned.
Scarce and important mid-18th century book, issued very close to the first edition of 1767.
Book measures: 6 3/4" H X 4 1/4" W.