History of Mary Stuart Queen of Scotland & France 1852 Mignet 2 v. leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, Marie Stuart, French History, Scottish History).
Histoire de Marie Stuart, by M. Mignet.
Published 1852, Paris by Paulin, Lheureux et Cie.
2 volumes, each c. 500 pages. Text in French. Frontis portrait in volume 1 protected by original tissue guard.
Attractive antiquarian 1/4 leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, marbled covers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time. Set is not new or in "new" condition.
Bindings age worn, small chipping at head of spine, edges worn, mostly light minor signs of careful handling and time but nothing offensive or severe, set remains overall attractive on the shelf.
Paper is gently toned, light old damp staining to text block of vol. 1, still clean, tight, sound internally.
The set displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in overall nice antiquarian condition, any age flaws which may be present appear to us easy to overlook or forgive.
Please review photos for more detail showing how this set survives. The asking price reflects the condition based on our examination and 35+ years full time exposure to antiquarian books, maps and printed ephemera of all types and genres. Flaws seen and/ or described have been taken into account.
Books Measure c. 9" H x 5 1/2" W.