Friday, January 25, 2013

The Abbé Constantin



"The Abbé Constantin" by Ludovic Halévy. Published by Dodd, Mead and Co., 1894. Popular French novel, basis of several movies. Bound in dark blue patterned leather boards, spine is decorated in gilt, with five raised bands; gilt lettering is on a maroon leather label. Boards are trimmed in gilt at all edges; all page edges are also gilt.

Some wear to spine, edges; most damage is at the front crease, which you can see on the scan above. Pages very clean and unmarked, rear hinge is a bit loose but is holding.. Black-and-white illustrations throughout. 212 pages. Five inches by eight inches.

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