Characteristicks Men Manners Opinions 1723 Early of Shaftesbury 3v. leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Books, Decorative Books Bindings, Manners, Observations).
Characteristicks of Men Men, Manner, Opinions, Times, in Three Volumes by Anthony, Earl of Shaftesbury.
3rd edition published 1723, London.
3 volumes, each c. 350 pages. Text in English. Frontis portrait protected by original tissue guard, three engraved title pages, several other fine engravings as chapter heads within the set.
"Signed" bindings by Tout Bindery.
19th century 1/2 leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations, gilt tile lettering, marbled covers & end papers, deckled edges.
A handsome and splendid set, much nicer than typically encountered.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings gently age worn, leather rubbed but still supple, remains clean and overall attractive as a set.
Text block paper is gently toned, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still very 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 lovely antique set survives.
Books Measure c. 8 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W.