Faux Book] Notepad in an Eighteenth Century Full Calf Armorial Binding Faux Book] Notepad in an Eighteenth Century Full Calf Armorial Binding Faux Book] Notepad in an Eighteenth Century Full Calf Armorial Binding

Faux Book] Notepad in an Eighteenth Century Full Calf Armorial Binding

Condition: Very Good Minus
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since June 4, 2009

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The binding is late 18th century (or early 19th century), with gilt border decoration, an armorial vignette centerpiece, raised bands and elaborate gilt fleurets in between. The calf is somewhat dry, cracked, abraded and rubbed, with heavier wear by the spine extremities, but still handsome nonetheless. Within there is an earthy orange and blue marbled endpaper that is possibly not as old as the calf but is certainly nineteenth century. The notepad, which was fitted later to the older binding, is bound with the same marbled paper. The top sheet is an eighteenth century copper engraving of an illustration for "Le Malade Imaginaire", a play by Moliere, and below this are well over 200 blank sheets, bound together from above. These sheets are now toned but otherwise clean, excepting a few scribbles on the very top sheet. To the side is a pencil holder and an old pencil. From the looks of things, this binding was refitted for the notepad over a century ago, and thus, qualifies as an antique faux book no matter how one evaluates it. (This distinguishes it from a dummy book, say, made yesterday from a discarded antique leather binding.) The dimensions of the binding are 17 by 10.5 cm. Bookseller Inventory # 004255

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Title: Faux Book] Notepad in an Eighteenth Century ...

Binding: Full Calf

Book Condition:Very Good Minus

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