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This sumptuous book was published in 1893 in Paris and is a first edition. It has a magnificent cover in dark red and gold, 55 illustrations inside and gold foil on the edges of pages. A label on the inside of the cover tells that this book was once sheltered by the Coburg Library, in a time when librarians still wrote with dip pens.

The gilt-edged pages speak of a time when a book was a work of art. And the stories inside speak of Good Hearts and Brave People, whose kindness, generosity and abnegation impressed the author so much that she felt they deserved to be remembered forever.

The book has 438 pages. It is 27 cm (10.6 in) in height and 19 cm (7.5 in) in width. It is pretty heavy: it weighs 1850 g (65.25 oz). This will reflect in the shipping price accordingly. This 1893 book is very well preserved on the inside, the pages are in great shape, embellished by the gold foil on the edges. The hard cover shows signs of wear: on the spine it is partly unbinded and the corners are worn out. The front cover is in very good shape, and its intricate design hasn't lost its original beauty. This wonderful book will make a special addition to any collector's library!

This French antique book was evaluated by a connaisseur and art collector and priced around 150 euro. I would recommend that shipping for this book include insurance and/or signature confirmation - please note that this would result in a higher shipping price.

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Feel free to message me with any questions, I will be glad to answer all. If you wish to see more photos of this 1893 book, you will find them on my blog, http://prettycharmingthings.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/the-charm-of-an-old-book/

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1893 ANTIQUE OLD BOOK Vintage Collectible First Edition, beautiful cover, gilt-edged pages, Gift Idea

$137.84 USD
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Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: old paper, vintage paper, black ink
  • Feedback: 3 reviews
  • Ships from Romania to select countries.
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