Collected Works lovely red leather 10 vol. set 1880 Ainsworth illustratedBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Literature, William Harrison Ainsworth, Decorative Book Bindings).
Collected Works of William Harrison Ainsworth.
Published 1880, London by George Routledge and Sons.
10 volumes, each c. 400 pages. Text in English. Frontispiece in each volume and other illustrations by Frederick Gilbert.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, marbled edges and end papers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, set remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally books remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A set which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new.
Still attractive on the shelf. Set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in rather nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws seem easy to overlook or forgive.
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Books Measure c. 7 1/2" H x 5" W.