Jean de la Bruyere French Philosopher Collected Works 1713 Rowe leather 2 v. setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 18th Century Books, Leather Books, Morals, Theophrastus, Manners, Customs).
The Works of Monsieur de la Bruyere in Two Volumes. Containing the Moral Characters of Theophrastus; The Characters, or Manners, of the Present Age; M. Bruyere's Speech Upon His Admission into the French Academy; An Account of the Life and Writings of M. Bruyere by Monsieur Coste. Sixth Edition by N. Rowe.
6th edition published 1713, London for E. Curll & J. Pemberton.
2 volumes, 119, 58, xviii, 18, 8; 400, Index at rear of vol. 2. Text in English. Copper engraved frontis plates in each volume [by van der Gucht].
First volume resembles a sammelband, first volume has title pages for "The Moral Characters of Theophrastus" (58 pp.), then "Speech Upon his Admission into the French French Academy" (18 pp.), Of the Manner of Living with Great Men." (8 pp.).
Attractive antiquarian 1/4 leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, cloth covers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Binding gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, evidence of light old damp staining to paper, internally each book remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A book 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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Book Measures c. 7 3/4" H x 5" W.