Childhood recreations 1816 Rare Pierre Blanchard 4 books w/ 15 hand color platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books Bindings, French Books).
Delassemens de L'Enface, by Pierre Blanchard.
Published 1816, Paris by Pierre Blanchard.
4 volumes only: Missing volume 3 & 6 (?). 211, 216, 215, 214 pages. Text in French.
Period full leather bindings, smooth spines, gilt title lettering on contrasting red & black leather labels, gilt compartment decorations, gilt bands. Fifteen hand colored engraved plates throughout the 4 vols.
4 volumes only of a 5 volume set. Missing volume three and six, but each volume complete unto itself and complete sets are very rare. (see Gumuchian).
Early owner's inscription on interior fly leaf: Lucile Bonnet.
Set is physically old and shows clear signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings well age worn, leather and spines chipped, joints broken, all covers still well attached by binding cords, or yet still remain overall attractive as a set. Please review pics.
Text block paper is toned and spotted, internally still tight, any flaws of a minor type unworthy of specific mention.
Still attractive on the shelf. Item displays a pleasing and unique age patina, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive given the scarcity of the set.
Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this antique Set survives.
Set Measures c. 5 1/2" H x 3 1/2" W.