Decorative book bindings 1850-70 Juveniles gilt ornate engravings 2 rare books
Decorative book bindings 1850-70 Juveniles gilt ornate engravings 2 rare books Decorative book bindings 1850-70 Juveniles gilt ornate engravings 2 rare books
$ 295.00


(Children's Books- Juveniles- special prize bindings).

Mid-19th century publishers ornate embossed gilt decorative paper covered boards bindings.

Both richly decorated, color lithographed onlays to front covers, splendid bindings of the era. Both with engraved frontis, half title and 2 further engraved plates within each.

Both are complete and well preserved examples. All examples of this type of luxury publishers binding are uncommon/ scarce. Inherently fragile paper boards format, particularly since the books were intended for young people. 

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Nicer pair than typical for the type.

Trois Mois de Vacances, by Mme. Nanine Souvestre.
1870, Tours, Alfred Mame et Fils.

Les Naufrages au Spitzberg ou les Salutaires Effets de la Confiance en Dieu.
1850, Tours, Ad. Mame et Cie Imprimeurs-Libraires. (Arctic story).

Books measure: 7 5/8" H X 4 5/8" W.
Pair along the shelf measures: 1 5/8".

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