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XVIIIme Siecle Institustions Usages et Costumes

by Paul Lacroix

Condition: Very Good

1875 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. A bright copy of ths sought after and comprehensively illustrated book. One volume bound in Moroccan leather with gilt decoration and lettering. It includes 21 chromolithographic plates and 350 engravings. Paul Lacroix (1806 - 1884) French author and journalist, was born in Paris, the son of a novelist. He is best known under his pseudonym of P. L. Jacob, bibliophile, or Bibliophile Jacob, suggested by the constant interest he took in public libraries and books generally. Lacroix was extremely prolific. Over twenty historical romances alone came from his pen, and he also wrote a variety of serious historical works, including a history of Napoleon III, and the life and times of the Tsar Nicholas I of Russia. He was the joint author of a five-volume work, Le Moyen Age et la Renaissance (1847), a standard work on the manners, customs and dress of that era. This book previously belonged to J. H. M. Springall and contains his bookplate. Condition: The binding is tight and firm with the boards and all internal pages securely attached. There is some wear to the extremities including rubbing andbumping to the corners. The spine is chipped andhas started to detach at the tail. Internally the pages are generally clean with thesome brown spotsand theoccasionalhandling mark. Overall, the condition of this volume is very good..
  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 017193
  • Title: XVIIIme Siecle Institustions Usages et Costumes
  • Author: Paul Lacroix
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Date published: 1875


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