History of England from Rome to Victoria 1876 illustrated 4v fine leather set
History of England from Rome to Victoria 1876 illustrated 4v fine leather set History of England from Rome to Victoria 1876 illustrated 4v fine leather set History of England from Rome to Victoria 1876 illustrated 4v fine leather set History of England from Rome to Victoria 1876 illustrated 4v fine leather set History of England from Rome to Victoria 1876 illustrated 4v fine leather set History of England from Rome to Victoria 1876 illustrated 4v fine leather set History of England from Rome to Victoria 1876 illustrated 4v fine leather set History of England from Rome to Victoria 1876 illustrated 4v fine leather set History of England from Rome to Victoria 1876 illustrated 4v fine leather set History of England from Rome to Victoria 1876 illustrated 4v fine leather set History of England from Rome to Victoria 1876 illustrated 4v fine leather set History of England from Rome to Victoria 1876 illustrated 4v fine leather set History of England from Rome to Victoria 1876 illustrated 4v fine leather set
$ 750.00

(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Illustrated Books, British History, Decorative Leather Books).

A Popular History of England, Form the Earliest Times to the Accession of Victoria, by Francois Guizot.
Published 1876, Boston by Dana Estes and Charles E. Lauriat.
4 volumes, each c. 400 pages. Text in English. With the delightful early embossed custom book shaped shop tag of  "Newbegins" San Francisco affixed at base or rear cover.

Profusely illustrated throughout with many dozens of full page wood engravings plus 35 fine steel engraved plates with tissue guards including numerous Royal portraits and key historical scenes. 

A splendid and richly illustrated 19th century history set bound in a handsome and monumental style which includes delightful artistic marbled endpapers with all text block edges marbled as well.

Period 1/2 red morocco leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations & gilt title lettering, marbled covers, edges, and end papers.

Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.

Bindings gently age worn but still tremendously appealing. Set has a rich warm patina. The leather slightly rubbed but still supple, joints slightly scuffed, set remains overall sound, firmly and strongly bound. The cover tips are a bit worn down, nothing offensive or severe. Set has been carefully handled and browsed over the years and remains excellent and pleasing looking. 

Quite attractive as a impressive  19th century gentleman's library set. 

Text block paper is gently toned, internally still clean, square, well preserved, tight, sound. Nice internally, no stains or spots worthy of note seen. Overall a fresh set.

As with many antiquarian objects of the 19th century, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive since the set is today a "one of a kind" survival, making it unique and unlike any others which may still survive (original fine leather sets would have been relatively small numbers by modern standards, almost certainly under 2500, possibly half this number or fewer). 

Please review photos for more detail and our best attempt to convey how this set survives.

Book Measures c. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/2"W.

[B4489].