Florent Carton D'Ancourt 1760 French Dramatist Collected Works rare 11 vol setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Les Oeuvres de Theatre de M. D'Ancourt.
Published 1760, Paris by Librairies Associes.
11 volumes, each c. 375 pages. Text in French. Engraved frontis in four volumes as issued.
Attractive antiquarian full leather bindings, smooth spine, gilt bands & compartment decorations, marbled end papers. Various spine title labels are missing as seen in pic, one vol. with about 25% of spine leather chipped away near front joint.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Lovely mottled calf covers.
Bindings well age worn but still appealing, leather and joints dried, chipped, rubbed and with cracked joints, but still supple, bindings sound, set remains overall attractive as a mid-18th century object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally each book 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 Measures c. 5 3/4" H x 3 1/4" W.