Cat.No: 249186 Fontainebleau, ou Notice Historique et Descriptive sur cette Residence Royale. E. Jamin.
Fontainebleau, ou Notice Historique et Descriptive sur cette Residence Royale
Fontainebleau, ou Notice Historique et Descriptive sur cette Residence Royale
Fontainebleau, ou Notice Historique et Descriptive sur cette Residence Royale

Fontainebleau, ou Notice Historique et Descriptive sur cette Residence Royale

Fontainebleau / Paris: Chez A. Hure' / Chez Delaunay, 1834. Hardcover. xvi, 200p., plus contents leaf and errata leaf. Illustrated with an engraved map, graphic is 13x8 inches. Hardbound, marbled paper over 8x5 inch boards and a black calf backstrip titled gilt. A poor to fair copy: looks to be complete but most every element is damaged. Firstly, the map; ancient repair tape is applied (verso only, thank goodness) to three spots, at foldline splits and to a long (5-inch) tear from gutter through a corner of the map and into the legend. Then, the casing; front hinge is broken through and will detach soon (rear hinge is sound). Boards are terribly edgeworn, head of spine chipped, acidic endsheets are badly chipped, the stiffish textblock is rippled and foxed with scattered old pencillings (in French). Paperstock is not badly fragile, that's half the good news, and the map is fascinating (engraved textures resemble tree-tops, beautifully rendered placenames). An engaging treatment in "If Only" and "As Is" condition.

Cat.No: 249186

Price: $40.00