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HISTOIRE DES CROISADES (4 VOL SET - COMPLETE) by M. Michaud - Hardcover - 1849 - from Andre Strong Bookseller and Biblio.com

HISTOIRE DES CROISADES (4 VOL SET - COMPLETE)

by M. Michaud

Condition: Very Good +


Paris: Furne et Cie, 1849. Hardcover. Very Good +. Vol 1 – vii, 528 pgs. Vol 2 – 502 pgs. Vol 3 – 510 pgs. Vol 4 – 494 pgs. Text in French. 6 x 9 in. Half chocolate-brown morocco with red marbled shiny paper boards. 4 raised bars on spine with gilt lettering and designs. Brown marble endpapers. Marbled edges to text block. Brown silk bookmark. Tissue-protected frontis illustration. Vol 4 has fold-out map at end. Condition of books is VERY GOOD+ ; leather and gilt on spines very clean and bright, some very slight wear, very faint cracking. Some wear to paper boards. Tops of text block darkened with age. Foxing sporadic throughout text. Large David B. Ogden bookplate on front paste down. Wear to and very small tears to corners. Very tight Vol 1 – slight damage to raised bars on spine, wear to front board. Vol 3 – tiny damage to one raised band of spine.


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