Here is a nice set of 3 Antique French Travel Guides for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep it for yourself!
Are three books are softbound and still in very good condition for their age. The 3 French travel guides date to the early 1800s. Books are all in text, no illustrations or maps. The books are in amazing shape for being softbound and almost 200 years old.
The books are entitled, 1) "Des Grandes Routes Ed Des Chemins Vicinaux" by Berthault Ducreux from 1829. 2) "Itineraire Descriptif ou Description Routiere, Geographique, Historique et Pittoresque De La France Et De L'Italie" by Vaysse De Villiers Routes De Paris a Bordeaux from 1818, and 3) "Itineraire Descriptif Ou Description Routiere Geographique, Historique Et Pittoresque Routes De Paris A Nantes" by Vaysse De Villiers from 1821.
The 1818 and 1821 books are both by Vaysee De Villiers and have a light blue paper covers. All the covers are still attached to the guides. Very little foxing or brown spotting. No watermarks. Both books were owned by a Frederick Rossel whose library sticker is in both guides. The books were published by Chez Potey, LIbraire de S.A.R. Monseigneur, Duc D'Angouleme.
The 1829 French travel guide by Berthault Ducreux has paper covers as well, and has an antique white color to it with a fancy scrolling around the perimeter of the front cover. Some ink writing dated 1829 on the top front cover.
Some soiling in places in the three books. The books do not have any moldy or mildewy smell to it. Do not see any torn or missing pages in any of the guides. The books are rough hewn cut along the ages on old, but well made paper.
The book is 8.5" tall, by 5-7/16" across, by 1.5" wide (for each of the 2 De Villiers books) and 7/16" wide for the Ducreux book. The 1818 book is 308 pages in length. The 1821 book is 363 pages in length. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
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