John Milton Collected Poems English Poets 1853 lovely 2 vol. leather setBrian DiMambro
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Poetry, English Poets, William Shenstone, Collected Poems).
Milton's Poetical Works: with Life, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes by the Rev. George Gilfillan.
Published 1853, Edinburgh by James Nichol.
2 volumes, each c. 325 pages. Text in English.
Attractive antiquarian 1/2 leather bindings, raised bands, gilt title lettering, gilt compartment decorations, marbled covers.
Rear joint of volume two rebacked long ago to re-attached/ strengthen the board to the binding (shown in close-up pic).
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints rubbed and scuffed in spots but still supple, small chipping at spine heads, set remains overall very attractive as an object.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally books remain 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 Measure c. 9" H x 6" W.