I absolutely adore these early 19th century books - known as livres brochees in French. They are early paperback books that would have been inserted into bespoke leather covers and added to a personalised library, but occasionally you can find them "naked", with the most wonderful patina and spines. I am always hunting for these in France - they make a wonderful display. This is a set of 4 books (Tomes 4 - 7) of Voyage Du Jeune Anacharsis en Grece, published in Paris in 1824 Chez Mme Veuve Dabo. Each book measures 5.5 inches x 3.5 inches x 1.5 inches. The rest of the set - Tomes 1 - 3 are listed separately.
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