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XVIIme Si?cle Institutions Usages et Costumes

by Paul Lacroix

Condition: Very Good

00, 1880 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. An attractive edition of seventeenth century French history by Paul Lacroix. With16 chromolithographs and 300 engraved illustrations, including 20 plates. A prolific writer and journalist, Paul Lacroix is known best for his pseudonym 'Bibliophile Jacob' and his historical novels and serious works. From the king and his court to the public and the army, Lacroix documents the fashion and the utility of different clothes through the different levels of society. He pays special attention to differences between the royal courts of Henri IV, Marie de Mdicis, and Louis XIII. Condition: In a morocco binding with gilt detail and edges. Externally, smart with some light rubbing and bumping to extremities. Library label to spine. Ex libris bookplate to front pastedown. Hinges starting but sound. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright with light spotting. Library stamp to preface and front blank. Overall: VERY GOOD..
  • Bookseller: Rooke Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 045925
  • Title: XVIIme Si?cle Institutions Usages et Costumes
  • Author: Paul Lacroix
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: 00
  • Date published: 1880


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