La Fontaine Collected Works French Literature 1824 leather 2 vol. setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Leather Books, French Books, French Lit. La Fontaine).
Oeuvres de La Fontaine.
Published 1824, Paris by J.L.J. Briere.
2 volumes. 234, 337 pages. Text in French.
Attractive antiquarian full leather bindings, slightly raised & gilt bands, gilt title lettering, embossed cover decorations, gilt ruled covers, all edges and turn ins gilt.
Set is physically old and shows some signs of handling and time.
Bindings gently age worn but still appealing, leather and joints cracked and scuffed but leather still supple, covers all well attached, base of vol. 2 slightly damaged, set remains overall very attractive as an object. Front hinge of vol. 2 has been repaired in the past, so the cover opens a bit stiffly.
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.
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. 4 3/4" H x 3 1/4"W.