Decameron Renaissance Tales 1873 Boccacio lovely 4 vol. leather set illustratedBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, Boccaccio, The Decameron, Classic Lit, Renaissance Lit).
Les Dix Journess de Jean Boccace.
Published 1873, Paris by Librairie des Bibliophiles.
4 volumes, each c. 200 pages. Text in French. With 11 fine plates throughout, complete as issued.
Scarce set in any condition.
Attractive antiquarian full leather bindings, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, gilt ruled covers, top edges gilt, deckled edges.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings dried and age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly dried and flaked with small scuff spots but still supple, couple joints are cracked, some small chipping to spine ends, all covers still well attached, set remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is uniformly well age toned as typical, some pages are loosened due to brittleness, internally set 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" H x 4 3/4" W.