TITLE: Venetian Life
AUTHOR: William D Howells
PUBLISHER: Bernhard Tauchnitz
EDITION: Authorized Edition [First edition published with the author's consent]
NO.OF PAGES: 391
BINDING: Venetian binding. Ticket of Venetian bookseller and publisher Ferdinando Ongania (1842-1911) on front pastedown. Contemporary roan-backed wooden boards, coats of arms hand-painted in blue and gold on spine compartments, boards overlaid with a sheet of mother-of-pearl mounted with wooden strapwork panel, and hand-painted overall with floral sprays and scrolls and coats of arms in red, blue and gold.
Height: 16.6 cm
Width: 12 cm
Depth: 2.2 cm
This lot will be sold in "as is" condition.
There may be some minor tears/creases scratches, or holes commensurate with age that may not be visible in the images.
The books on sale in this auction are rare, out-of-print and otherwise collectable, dating from the 19th century onwards. The technology and material for printing and binding books have evolved over the last few centuries. From being the exclusive preserve of Clergy and Kings to an item of everyday application, the availability and use of books have also evolved over time. Books age over time and deterioration in a book's condition depends on many factors, including the original materials used and conditions of usage over time. Books will often show signs of foxing, fading, shelf-ware or dust jacket damage through usage. Prolonged storage may also cause wormhole damage or water stains.
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