British Poetry Scotland Heroic Ballads Robin Hood King Arthur 1847 fine 3 v. setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Decorative Book Bindings, British Culture, Ballads, Songs, Poetry).
Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, Consisting of Old Heroic Ballads, Songs, and Other Pieces of Our Earlier Poets, Together with Some Few of Later Date, by Thomas Percy.
Published 1847, London for Henry Washbourne.
3 volumes, each c. 375 pages. Text in English.
Beautiful period 1/2 leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, gilt floral pictorial spine decorations, gilt title lettering, marbled covers & end papers, top edges gilt, color lithographed pictorial half titles in each volume.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition but is beautiful.
Bindings merely gently age worn but still clean, bright and very appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed & scuffed, still supple, fresh and rich looking, remains overall attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still clean, well preserved, tight, sound.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this fin mid-19th century set survives.
Books Measure c. 7" H x 4 3/4" W.