Life of Julius Agricola Roman General 1808 Tacitus Napoleonic era leather bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Vie de Julius Agricola, by Tacitus.
Published 1808, Paris by Nicole.
185 pages. Text in French. Folding engraved map at front.
Period full leather binding, raised bands, gilt compartment decorations and title lettering, gilt outline ruled covers with blind decorations set within, all edges gilt. Joints cracked, but binding remains clean, tight, and sound, couple pages loosened. Interior contents display a pleasing age patina, largely free of age spotting, a small number of early pen corrections or annotations within text by early owner.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 5 1/2" H x 3 3/8" W.