Droll Stories Collected from the Abbeys of Touraine by Honore De Balzac
No edition remarks. 650 pages. No dust jacket. Red illustrated cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and front. 425 Black and white illustrations and plates by Gustave Dore. Translated by unknown individual. Slightly shaky binding. Various degrees of racking to gutters, with exposed netting in places. Pages, plates and illustrations remain bright and clear with minimal tanning and foxing. Heaviest to endpapers and pastedowns. Boards have moderate edge wear with bumping to corners causing fraying and rubbing to surfaces and crushing at spine ends. Book has a slight forward lean. Tanning to spine and edges causing discoloration. Gilt lettering is darkened slightly.