History of Charles XIV King of Sweden & Norway 1858 French leather 3 vol setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, Leather Books, 19th Century Books, Charles XIV, Sweden, Norway, French Books).
Histoire de Charles XIV (Jean Bernadotte) Roi de Suede et de Norvege.
Published 1858, Paris by Gustave Barba.
3 volumes. 398, 459, 525 pages. Text in French.
Period 1/4 leather binding, smooth spine, gilt title lettering on contrasting leather label, marbled covers & end papers. Handsome three volume set.
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, joints slightly scuffed, corners of two covers with some loss of paper at corners, remains overall attractive as a mid-19th century leather bound set.
Text block paper is gently toned, light to moderate scattered age spotting, internally still well preserved, tight, sound.
Still 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.
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Book Measures c. 9" H x 5 1/4" W.