John Skelton Collected Poetical Works 1856 lovely 3 volume leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, Poetry, Collected Works, John Skelton).
The Poetical Works of John Skelton.
Published 1856, Boston by Little, Brown and Company.
3 volumes, each c. 250 pages. Text in English.
Attractive antiquarian full leather bindings, raised & gilt bands, gilt compartment decorations, gilt title lettering, marbled edges and end papers.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints slightly rubbed but still supple, set remains overall very attractive as an object. A lovely set with beautiful shelf appearance.
Text block paper is gently age toned as typical, internally set remains mostly clean, tight and sound. A set which has been taken care of but may/ does not look like new. Old book plates to paste downs.
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. 6 3/4" H x 4 1/2" W.