Richelieu; and the Growth of French Power by James Breck Perkins
1900. First Edition. 359 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Red cloth. Contains black and white illustrated plates, with illustrated fol-out maps. Expected library inserts, stamps and inscriptions. Pages are lightly tanned and foxed throughout. Cracking to gutters of a few pages with exposed binding. Occasional thumb-marking present. Cracking to hinges with exposed binding, causing boards to be slightly loose. Light scuffing to text-block edges. Binding is shaky. Boards have moderate edge wear with bumping to corners and rubbing to surfaces. Crushing to spine ends with small splits and fraying to cloth. Scuffing and light marking overall. Mild tanning to spine and edges. Some minor water staining to surfaces. Book is slightly bowed and forward leaning.