Title: Pie IX Nouvelle Biographie, 1863
Publisher: Tours, Ad Mame et Cie
A mid 19th century edition biography on Pope Pius IX, as well as a continuation on the relations and French Siege of the short-lived Roman Republic.
This edition is bound in a brilliantly decorated and ornate cartonnage binding of the period, with gold gilt set again pin and white, with a central panel on the front depicting Christ.
There are several plates throughout.
One finely decorated cartonnage volume in 12mo, 187 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with light rubbing and wear at the corners, with chipping to the cover and staining to the central panel. There is a considerable amount of scribbling at the endpapers, with little to no foxing or staining throughout.